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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!


Featured Presentation


Joseph Tame

Digital Media Producer, Wild Tame Co., Ltd in Tokyo

"You can use coding and programming for art, for music, for helping your grandma."

In The Future of Self-Driving Cherry Trees from PechaKucha Night Special x MINI @ BMW Group Tokyo Bay, Joseph Tame shares on his many wild wearable machines. Tame uses the latest technology to break down social barriers through performance art. In his presentation, he will share his vision for a future in which artistic ideas can blossom anytime, anywhere.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, August 19th, 2016. 


Complexity Emerging Architecture

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016


Chiba Institute of Technology students, Yuki Yoshida, Rika Suzuki and Misaki Nishizawa, will present on a recent architectural assignment, elaborating on the highly complex facility that emerged from the project, and insights gained from its design.


Noh Fusion! Traditional Japanese Theatre Meets Contemporary Western Music

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016


Ryoko Aoki is pushing the boundaries of Japan’s traditional Noh theater by fusing it with of contemporary music of major world composers. She will be presenting on these theatrical crossroads, as well as on other highly-motivated musical projects, including the Opera “Himitsu no Neya” in which spirited French composer Aurélien Dumont wrote the lead role specifically for her performance.


Girl Power! 3D and CG Modeled Characters

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016


Mika Sawae leads the creators’ unit, “Tsukurujo.” She will be presenting on the process of making various and numerous 3D and CG modelled characters, and the processes of assigning each with distinct motifs and unique voices to capture the attention and imagination of their audience.


Hardcore: Japan's Extreme Underground

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

“Japan is not just about video games, anime, sushi..but it is incredibly diverse, progressive and colourful.”

In "Hardcore: Japan's Extreme Underground" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139Matt Ketchum speaks about his enthusiasm towards Japan's extreme underground life as a musician. Japan's well known for its robots, anime, sushi, and ninja, but that's nowhere near the whole of Japan's cultural identity. Unseen, unheard, and damn near unsearchable but nevertheless teeming with energy, there is a completely separate dimension of Japan's creative communities: the extreme music underground.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, October 7th, 2016. 


Back to Origin

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

“I use free diving as a tool to share the beauty of connecting with the water, nature and myself.”

In "Back to Origin" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139, by representing the aquatic realm in a way that the world has never seen, Ai Futaki highlights the meaning and expression of the human–water connection. As the winner of Guinness World Record for the longest distance swam in cape with one breath, she uses freediving as a tool to be the bridge between the underwater world and the human world.


Infinite Expressions to Create the Present

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016


PIGMENT is the lab/shop focussed on traditional Asian painting materials, ranging from the very finest to the most rare. Kei Iwaizumi, the artist and manager behind PIGMENT, will guide us through the fantastic world of these materials and their qualities, sharing how ancient techniques have developed his deep knowledge while informing his wide-ranging experience and development of modern methods.


Making Imagination Reality with Autodesk

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

ものづくり、都市デザイン、建築、CG、映画等の制作用ソフトウェアを開発販売し、クリエイターを応援サポートしているオートデスク。広報ご担当の池田一臣さんが、2016年10月26日から開催されるTokyo Design Weekでのオートデスクの出展内容や企画イベントを紹介されています。

Manufacturing, urban design, architecture, CG, film effects; Autodesk software supports creators from all over make their imaginings a reality. Hear from the talented Kazuomi Ikeda about Autodesk’s exciting exhibitions to be on display from October 26th at Tokyo Design Week 2016!


The Secret Power of Cosplay

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

"The thing about cosplay is that it unites people."

In "The Secret Power of Cosplay" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139Fenix D' Joan the creator of CosFashion, a blend of cosplay and fashion, which recaptures that magic and power. From at what age do we forget the magic of playing make believe and stop relying on one of our greatest powers?

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, October 21st, 2016. 




The Secret Power of Cosplay

"The thing about cosplay is that it unites people."
In "The Secret Power of Cosplay" from PechaKucha Night TokyoVol.139Fenix D' Joan the creator of CosFashion, a blend of cosplay and fashion, which recaptures that magic and power. From at what age do we forget the magic of playing make believe and stop relying on one of our greatest powers?

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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!

  • 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!