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20 MAR


We're doing another Friday night special, on March 20, this time as part of the PechaKucha Pow Wow 2015, our very first PechaKucha Night city organizer summit. City organizers from around the world will be joining us in Tokyo for a few days of chitting and chatting, and part of the festivities will be a PechaKucha Night at SuperDeluxe, where a few of them will be taking to the stage to bring us PechaKucha-related experiences from around the world. 

Courtesy of our friends at Autodesk, we will be giving away more iPad minis loaded with the latest Autodesk apps -- don’t miss a chance to win!

The lineup of presenters will be updated over the coming weeks, and make sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, or our Tokyo blog for all the news, and more info on the presenters.

3月20日金曜日は、世界中のペチャクチャオーガナイザー達が一同に集う特別イベント、Pow Wow 2015です。オーガナイザー達が東京に数日間滞在し、コミュニケーションをとりながら、実際にSuperDeluxeでペチャクチャでの体験をプレゼンしてもらいます。

Autodeskのご協賛により、最新のAutodeskアプリ搭載のiPad miniを抽選でさしあげます!このチャンスをお見逃しなく!


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Featured Presentation


Adrian Hogan

Illustrator, Self-Employed in Tokyo

Illustrator Adrian Hogan and Alex Queen met while both residents in Aomori, and they kick of their presentation by introducing some the lesser known sights and culture of the prefecture. They then talk about a publishing project they have launched that involves "Tsugaru Folk Tales" translated into modern Japanese and English. You'll even get to learn a few words from the Aomori dialect.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 16, 2015.



@ VOL 122 ON FEB 20, 2015

Yasuyuki Fukatsu speaks about some kid's products he's designed to simulate cooking using a bit of cardboard, a smartphone, and a whole lot of love.


Colorful Social Constructions

@ VOL 122 ON FEB 20, 2015

Takuto Sando talks about his career and journey as an architect in Tokyo and Chile. He also speaks about the many projects that his firm, Tsubame Architects, is involved in to help better his community, and their dualistic architectural theory of building both for the sake of architecture and for people as well.


Plants and Humans Living in Harmony

@ VOL 122 ON FEB 20, 2015

Bonsai master Takehiro Shiozu speaks about his time working with plants of all sorts and species. We see that he also spends time working with people, instructing them in the ways of bonsai growth and plant care. 


SuperDeluxe for February 2015

@ VOL 122 ON FEB 20, 2015

Resident SuperDeluxian Ryu Konno jogs through the rundown of what are the goings on at SuperDeluxe during the month of February 2015. 


Drawing Tokyo

@ VOL 122 ON FEB 20, 2015

Do you love Tokyo?

Self-proclaimed “draw-er” Luis Mendo speaks about the numerous artists who joined him in creating a beautifully illustrated summary of life in Tokyo. Their efforts were compiled, along with some thoughtful writings, in the latest issue of what is typically an architectural magazine: MAS Context.


Getting a Footing, Footage in Tokyo

@ VOL 122 ON FEB 20, 2015

J.J. Koester talks about IceBlock film, a group of freelancers that focus on filmmaking. He talks about the creative projects and works they have already done and more projects they will do in the future in Tokyo. 


Parting it Out

@ VOL 122 ON FEB 20, 2015

Ian Lynam talks about his upcoming book on graphic design, Parting it Out (Kickstarter project page). The book desribes the culture and motives behind great design.


Kamishibai: Selling Treats, Telling Stories in Old Japan

@ VOL 122 ON FEB 20, 2015

Don Kratzer tells the history of Kamishibai, an art of telling story before the invention of television and manga. The lost art of Kamishibai was a legacy of story telling filled with great art and characters.





Did you know? 75% of the world’s food comes from 12 plant and 5 animal species!
Trent McBride and Tao Romera Martinez introduce to us a service they’ve developed to expose people to real home-cooked cuisine. In “Tadaku” which happens to also be the name of their service, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 121, we hear not only about home-cooking, but also some fascinating facts about food from all over the world.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Don Kratzer

    A creative director based in Tokyo, he also produces vinyl toys and collaborates with artists through his Fig-lab brand. His latest project is the "Finger Five" series, made up of short vinyl figures that you can place on your fingers. He also helps run the PechaKucha Night series in Tokyo, which is held on the last Wednesday of every month.

  • Jean Snow

    Executive Director of the PechaKucha organization, he also helps run the PechaKucha Night in Tokyo -- please get in touch if you are interested in presenting at a future event. For a more intimate salon-like discussion group, join him at his monthly PauseTalk event. A longtime resident of Tokyo, he lives and breathes design, pop culture, and gaming, sustained by an unhealthy addiction to magazines and frequent visits to his favorites cafes. He has reported on these obsessions for various online/offline publications, including the following: Time, Inside (Australian Design Review), Gizmodo, Gridskipper, Kotaku, 1UP, Tokyo Q, Superfuture, OK Fred, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, I.D. (International Design), Metropolis, Azure, MoCo Loco, Kateigaho International Edition, Wired's Game|Life, PingMag, CNNGo, Phaidon, and The Japan Times.

  • Johnny Linnert

    Johnny is always thinking of new ways to help PechaKucha grow -- both online and offline. He manages, edits, and curates content on PechaKucha.org, PechaKucha Global's social networks, and dabbles in IT for both the PechaKucha Global organization and Klein Dytham architecture. He works as a liaison to over 800 PechaKucha City Organizers -- assisting them with licenses, content, and general inquiries. Johnny has also helped to cultivate partnerships with organizations, and develops campaigns to mobilize and leverage the PechaKucha network in new and exciting ways. --------- For PechaKucha's Global Night 2013, in collaboration with Google Japan, he lead the technical production of a nearly 20-hour-long Global Hangouts event, where the PK founders and team got together with over 75 City Organizers in every timezone to chat about their City, PechaKucha Night, and the Global Night theme "Hidden Heroes". --------- In Winter/Spring 2014 he worked to partner PechaKucha with the New Cities Foundation. The goal was to reach out to the PechaKucha global creative network to locate talented "Urban Innovators" -- those working in their local community to enact social and technological change. The selected innovators from this campaign were flown to Dallas, TX for New Cities Summit, a gathering for world leaders, to speak on how their projects could be implemented, promoted, and scaled to benefit the urban landscape of any city, worldwide. --------- Johnny is currently at work planning for PechaKucha's first ever "Pow Wow" -- a conference aimed at bringing PechaKucha City Organisers out to Tokyo to discuss the state of the organisation, the global proliferation of creativity, and the direction of PechaKucha going forward. --------- Like many Americans native to California, he has a weakness for avocados, burritos, and a well-made cheeseburger. Photo: (c) Michael Holmes

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