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16 DEC


Mark your calendar our festive December edition, taking place on Wednesday, December 16 at SuperDeluxe. 

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.



Featured Presentation


Duncan Shotton

Designer in Tokyo

No Strings on Me


"I didn't really want to do that, so I decided on a slightly different format"

British-born and Tokyo-based product designer Duncan Shotton shares a handful of his highly imaginative and off-beat projects including Cloud Key Holder, Real Boy Push Pins, Rainbow Pencil, Pup-Up a Tree Shop, and others. No shortage of originality in Duncan's creations, ever clever and always inspiring a smile. Somebody definitely to keep your eyes upon!

"Presentaton of the Day" on Friday, August 14th, 2015.


Murals with POW! Murals that WOW!

@ VOL 129 ON OCT 28, 2015

For a muralist, a great white wall is but an opportunity, and this is no different for designer/artistic director Kamea Hadar. Get psyched to hear Kamea Hadar who came to PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 129, all in all the way from Hawaii to speak on his role as co-lead director of Pow! Wow! — a global artists gathering set in cities all over the world.

壁画家にとって真っ白な大きな壁は、創作意欲をかきたてられる絶好のキャンバスです。デザイナーで美術監督のKamea Hadarさんにとってももちろん同じ。壁を前にすると、体が勝手に動いて描き切ってしまいます。ハワイを拠点に行われているコンテンポラリーアートのソーシャルイベント・Pow! Wow!の創立者のひとりであるKamea Hadarさんが、 Pow! Wow!でのご自身の活動や役割について披露されています。グローバルなアーティストがこぞって参加するPow! Wow!は世界各地で勢力的に展開中で、日本でも開催されました。


Hey, Let's Shoot! Happy Delivery!

@ VOL 129 ON OCT 28, 2015

Atsushi Nakamichi is a well-known photographer of architecture, interiors and the people who create them. With a long fantastic career, his vibrant and eclectic personality has helped make him an unforgettable and well-loved persona in the Tokyo design scene. Here he brings a special delivery of his unique photographic vision to PechaKucha Night Tokyo Design Week Special 2015. Hope you're hungy for some creativity.



Adventures in Extreme Sewing

@ VOL 129 ON OCT 28, 2015

"When we told [our production methods] to some producers, they didn't believe us. This is the sewing machine we bought ourselves to figure out how to do it."

In Adventures in Extreme Sewing from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 129, Swedish furniture designer Fredrik Färg of the design studio FÄRG & BLANCHE wows us with his daring feats of EXTREME SEWING as he pushes the envelope of industrial production methods using experimental materials to produce uniquely expressive pieces of furniture.

家具デザイン、工業デザイン、アートなど、多岐にわたるクリエイティブフィールドにおいて実験的なアプローチで次々と作品を発表し、世界中のデザイン関係者から注目されているスウェーデンのデザインスタジオFÄRG & BLANCHE。メンバーのFredrik Färgさんが、近作のユニークな縫製家具が生まれた背景を明らかにされています!彼らの制作プロセスは必見です!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, November 20th, 2015. 


Aquarium Topography

@ VOL 129 ON OCT 28, 2015

The city of Joetsu wanted to build an Aquarium that was a perfect replica of the Sea of Japan down to the exact seafloor topography. How on earth would you do that? Masahiko Terasaki and Kensuke Kono of Nihon Sekkei share about the challenges faced and technologies required to accomplish this Herculean endeavor in this special presentation from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Design Week Special.




@ VOL 129 ON OCT 28, 2015

Get back to the future at PechaKucha Night Tokyo Design Week Special, 3D impresario Taketo Kobayashi’s diverse art projects include printed prosthetic limbs, neo-Jomon jewelry and psychedelic computer graphics. Taketo draws inspiration from the correlations between prehistoric societies and contemporary sub-cultures.



Home for All

@ VOL 129 ON OCT 28, 2015

Pritzker Prize Lautrette Kazuyo Sejima and Yasuhiro Yamashita discuss their architectural work in the tsunami hit region of Tohoku for Toyo Ito's Home-for-All initiative. Joined by PechaKucha Founders Astrid and Mark who are board members on the Home-for-All NPO, their share their passion about this award winning project. 



Public Bath - The Origin of Collector

@ VOL 129 ON OCT 28, 2015

Living legend Shinobu Machida collector extraordinaire of Japanese goods, culture, moments and experiences joins an illustrious PechaKucha Night Tokyo Design Week 2015 Special lineup sharing his latest compilation of curiosity, this time images of the tradition Fuji Mountain murals in Japan's public baths.

PechaKucha Night Tokyoにレギュラーご出演中の、ユーモア溢れる内容で大人気、コレクターで庶民文化研究家の町田忍さん。今回は町田さんの原点と言える「銭湯」をテーマにユニークなプレゼンテーションを披露されています。


Monumental Transformer

@ VOL 129 ON OCT 28, 2015

Ever sleep with a Sea-Lion? World-renowned Installation artist Tatzu Nishi magically transforms historical monuments like Singapore’s Merlion into functioning hotel spaces by building rooms around them! His installations are sure your boggle your imagination. Check them out! 





About the City's Organizers

  • Mark Dytham

    Little did we know that a one off event in Tokyo, based on a simple format we came up with to stop architects from talking to much, would grow into a truly global celebration of creativity - if we did we may have named the event something a little easier to pronounce and spell!

  • 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.

  • Johnny Linnert

    As PechaKucha Nights reach a total of 1000 cities represented and the year 2020 approaches, the overarching mission of PechaKucha to bring out and unite creative peoples of all backgrounds becomes ever refined. It is Johnny's responsibility to always be thinking of new ways to help PechaKucha grow, and then find solutions to allow for these ideas to become reality. Johnny works to to cultivate partnerships with organizations, corporations as well as small businesses globally, and develops campaigns to mobilize and leverage the PechaKucha network in unique and exciting ways. --------- As the winds of change blow, so changes the dynamic of the PechaKucha HQ team. In April 2015, HQ welcomed two fantastic new team members -- Mariko Yokogi and Brian Scott Peterson -- and said a fond farewell to Executive Director Jean Snow. Johnny has since taken on Jean's role, and is since focused on cultivating relationships with global "Friends of PechaKucha", building out new and exciting features and experiences for the PK community, and assisting in the management of this new dynamic team! --------- Back in March 2015, along with team members Yuko Yoshikawa and Jean Snow, Johnny planned and executed PechaKucha's first ever "Pow Wow" -- a global summit 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. Seventeen cities were represented, with over 30 City Organisers and team members in participation. PechaKucha worked with Airbnb to provide accomodation for those coming in from out of the country. The three-day event was a great success, and the next PechaKucha Pow Wow is planned for March 2016. --------- He has managed, edited, and curated content on PechaKucha.org, PechaKucha Global's social networks, and still dabbles in IT for both the PechaKucha Global organization and Klein Dytham architecture. He worked as a liaison to over 800 PechaKucha City Organizers -- assisting them with licenses, content, and general inquiries. --------- 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. --------- 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". --------- Like many Americans native to California, he has a weakness for avocados, burritos, and a well-made cheeseburger. On his bucket list is the goal to become a certified helicopter pilot. Photo: (c) Michael Holmes

  • Astrid Klein

    Astrid Klein was born in Italy to German parents, schooled in France, educated in Britain, and since 1988 has lived and worked in Japan. She is, therefore, thoroughly international, right down to her bones. Traversing disciplinary and cultural boundaries has been a way of life for Astrid. An artistic family background has ballasted her sense of identity, while the compass of design has guided her professional career. A Masters degree from the Royal College of Art in London exposed her to the diversity of creative endeavor and developed her talent. A thirst for the exotic led her to Japan, a hunger for the new kept her there. After working for Toyo Ito in Tokyo, she and her partner Mark Dytham established KDa in 1991. The work of KDa has been the subject of numerous publications and an exhibition of their work was held at the Architecture Association in London in 2005. Astrid is a frequent guest at international conferences on design and architecture and has lectured or held teaching positions at universities in Japan, the UK, the USA, Australia and throughout Europe.

  • Brian Scott Peterson

    Brian Scott Peterson is a one of those jack-of-all trades kind of characters who re-invents his entire world every few years. He's worn a load of different hats, from writer and photographer, to musician, to entrepreneur, to NPO founder. He's happily funnelling his imagination into PechaKucha at HQ in Tokyo. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, he's travelled the world extensively. Since 2004, Brian, with his wife and two children, call Tokyo home.

  • Mariko Yokogi

    My background is studying architecture and I love multidisciplinary creative fields! Through experiencing many projects of space design, graphic design, publishing, coordinating, and so on, I have joined PechaKucha Global HQ. Really excited to meet awesome talents all over the world!

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