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19 APR

NEXT EVENT コメ展 x PechaKucha

PechaKucha is teaming up again this year with 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT -- following last year's "Design-ah" collaboration -- for a special event on April 19, as part of Roppongi Art Night.

This PechaKucha event ties into 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT's current "KOME - The Art of Rice" exhibition, directed by Taku Satoh and Shinichi Takemura.

六本木アートナイトに合わせ、多種多様な人々が集まり情報共有する場として、世界中に広まったPechaKuchaを好評につき今年も開催!

企画展「コメ展」の会場を舞台に、クリエイター達の生の声にふれながら、新たな発見を楽しんでいただける時間となるでしょう。私たちの食文化と暮らしに身近でありながらも未知の神秘を内包する「コメ」。コメにまつわる文化的背景は多義にわたり、ときに私たちの想像を超越します。今回はスペシャル企画として、コメにまつわる世界で"突き抜けた"方々にご登壇いただきます。

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Featured Presentation

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Maykol Medina

Graphic Designer, Tokyo Bitobito Team in Tokyo

Maykol Medina and Hiroaki Iwaki, creators of the Tokyo BitoBito Project, ask the question "What does Tokyo mean to you?" to 100 people in Tokyo over 5 months. With varied reponses such as "organized", "fun", "boring", or "a disaster", they attempt to recollect how people view Tokyo. 

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7 Points On Growing Up

BY TAKESHI YANAGISAWA
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

Eveyone often asks,"what do you want to do when you grow up?" but they never ask what you have learned along the way. Takeshi Yanagisawa takes the seven points of what his daughter, Lily Yanasigawa, has learned about growing up and relates it to his work to let others understand the hardships, but focus on what is most important during the process. 

 

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The Cure for Hangovers

BY MIHO OTA
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

Miho Ota tries to find the solution to something that people from various other countires have been trying to find for years: a cure to hangovers. If you have ever experienced the painfullness of a hangover , then Miho has several solutions from friends and family that she has personally tested that could help in the future wild night outs.   

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Our Bricks are Drops

BY MATYAS GUTAI
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

What if a building could act as a living being; could absorb and conserve heat energy with no insulation at all?

Matyas Gutai, founder of Allwater, explains his water-based wall heating/cooling system and goes into depth on how he is making it a reality. He believes the Allwater method of interior heating and cooling will reduce our reliance on our city's power grid and take microclimate control in a new, exciting direction.

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Ken and Mary's Sex Education

BY KATSUMI SAIKI
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

What happens when you have two naked female and male dolls, snow on the ground, and a camera? An education on sexual relationships of course! (and now a book well!) Listen as Katsumi Saiki talks about his love of photography and sex. 

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Tokyo Pub Crawl

BY ANDREW NGUYEN
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

With a camera and a motorcycle during his first visit to Japan, Andrew Nguyen learned the importance of keeping one's eyes open to new experiences. Listen as he talks about his company Tokyo Pub Crawl which aims for eveyone to experience something great and new in Tokyo. 

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Wining, Dining, Restaurateuring in Tokyo

BY AYANO IKAI
@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

Ayano Ikai promotes her restaurants -- Les Rendes-vous de Tokyo and Plate Tokyo -- and explains the work that went into creating it's casual yet tasteful atmosphere. She mentions the challenges and delights that came with forming her own business, and the joy that comes from following her passions. 

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Peko-chan In Vogue

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

Collector extraordinaire Shinobu Machida speaks on one of Japan's most recognizable characters: Fujiya Co.'s mascot, Peko-chan. Here he shows off 20 of the nearly 300 different variations of Peko-chan he has photographed. You'll see Peko-chan in her overalls, a kimono, even mermaid Peko-chan! 

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While the Machine Dreams

BY SAMSON SYLVAIN
@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

Samson Sylvain speaks on the Institut Français' 3rd annual "Digital Choc" event, which focuses on the intersection of French and Japanese contemporary art. The event features work in interactive media, projection mapping, laser and light, film, and video art and is open from February 21 to March 23, 2014. (in Japanese)

 

TOKYO Blog

Vol. 113 in April

As we slowly approach our upcoming PechaKucha Night Vol. 113 (on Wednesday, April 30) we have updated our official event page with the list of presenters, and we will be highlighting each of them starting next week. 来るVol.113ペチャクチャナイト(4月30日(水))について、私たちのオフィシャルイベントベージにてプレゼンテーターリストを更新しました。来週からハイライトして行きます。

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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 architects. He works as a liaison to over 700 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 an 18-hour 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". --------- Like many other total dudes from his home of Southern California, he digs design, Mexican food, architecture, tech, and most especially: video games. You can find him scouring Tokyo for killer cheeseburgers, burritos, sushi, and tequila. Righteous. Photo: (c) Michael Holmes