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Past Tokyo Event: VOL 125

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The Best Things in Life are Cheap!

BY CHRIS KIRKLAND
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

"Our mission is to dispel this myth that Tokyo is this crazy expensive place." 

From humble beginnings, tech entrepreneur Chris Kirkland's website, Tokyo Cheapo, a travel and culture guide dedicated to life in Japan on a budget, has grown to a monthly readership over 150,000. From getting to and fro, to staying in rock-bottom-priced accommodation, even to finding love, Tokyo Cheapo covers it all on life in Tokyo on the cheap!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June, 26th 2015. 
Enjoy!

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Keep the Beat! Amanojaku - Japan's Avant Garde Taiko Ensemble

BY GREGORIO RABUÑAL
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

"When I see Amanojaku, what I see is a truly and perfectly Japanese interpretation of world music."

When Gregorio Rabuñal witnessed a travelling Japanese Taiko Drumming performance as a young boy living in Bueno Aries, Argentina, little did he know that the drumming seed had been planted in his mind. It was only later in life as a young man when the seed took root, eventually bringing him to Japan to study under one the Taiko world's greatest pioneers, the very one he had seen as a small boy.  

Enjoy Gregorio's journey into Taiko! 

This was Presentation of the Day on June 19th, 2015.

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Taking Architecture Beyond

BY MARCELLO GALIOTTO
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

"Architecture has no scale. It can go from a backpack to a city."

Student of "future master" Sou Fujimoto, fellow architect Marcello Galiotto talks about the process of not only interpreting an abstract concept architecturally, but pushing it beyond its architectural limitations. In this highly sophisticated presentation, Galiotto shares his insights in combining imaginative references of architecture, nature, and structure into real living spaces. 

Enjoy!

"Presentation of the Day" on June 12, 2015.



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SuperDeluxe for May 2015

BY RYU KONNO
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

SuperDeluxeでの最新のイベントを紹介!

SuperDeluxe's creative director Ryu Konno takes us on his monthly tour of events at the venue, reviewing the last few events, and offering up a preview of what's coming up. As always, he kicks things off with a few images describing what he's been up to of late. (in Japanese)

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Wearable Hiragana

BY SAORI KUNIHIRO
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

書道家の国広沙織さんが今最も意欲的に展開する「身につけたくなる日本語」の誕生秘話と新たな取り組み。ひらがなの美しさにため息が出ます。

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Heightening Interest in the Himalayan Kingdom

BY SATOMI OGUCHI
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

Japan International Cooperation Agency volunteer and junior high school teacher Satomi Oguchi, shares her experience volunteering in Nepal as an environmental educator.

She sheds light on some misperceptions about Nepal and offers her fellow Japanese and the PK community a chance to heighten our interest in the Himalayan kingdom, which is also Asia's poorest country. Oguchi experienced the recent earthquakes there and shares how the Nepalese were quick to respond.

Check it out and be inspired to get involved as Satomi Oguchi has!

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Japanese Traditional Medicine World

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

庶民文化研究家の町田忍さんが送る、昔懐かしい日本の原風景紹介。今回は「薬」。薬袋や看板の意匠、ロングセラーの伝統薬についての紹介や隠されたエピソード。新しい発見が詰まってます!

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What Music Can do for the World

BY TAKESHI OHYASHIKI
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

日本に埋もれた才能あるインディーズバンドを海外に紹介する活動を行う、NPO団体グローバル・チリン代表の大屋敷猛さんのこれまでの軌跡。

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Shadows and Light - Architecture, Abroad in Japan

BY WOODBURY UNIVERSITY
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

In referring to Japan's intrinsically and simultaneously traditional and futuristic duality, Woodbury University architecture students on a Japan study away trip ask, "are the shrines and neon places separate from each other?"

They draw attention to architectural examples they discovered in their time in various Japan cities that highlight the focus of their studies, shadows and light.  

 Come and find the correlations with them!

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Salarymen of the Sky

BY YUKI AOYAMA
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

飛び跳ねるサラリーマン+その娘さん。写真家の青山裕企さんが撮り続ける、ユーモア溢れるシュールな写真。

Photographer Yuki Aoyama hit it big when his father-daughter portaits hit the net. Salarymen and fathers are often portrayed as serious, but Aoyama's shots capture the light-hearted side to the family dynamic in Japan. 

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Comics of the Commuter Artist

BY NOBUFUMI "ZAJIROGH" TAKAHASHI
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

「地下鉄の座二郎」がおくる, サラリーマンを続けながら漫画家になる方法。 コラージュと通勤時間をつかって作品をつくる生活を紹介します。

Ryu Konno
SuperDeluxe in Tokyo
Shinobu Machida
Collector 庶民文化探求家 in Tokyo
Saori Kunihiro
Japanese Calligraphy Designer
Nobufumi "Zajirogh" Takahashi
会社員 通勤漫画家 愛妻家 in Funabashi
Gregorio Rabuñal
Taiko artist in Tokyo
Marcello Galiotto
Architect in Venice
Chris Kirkland
Tech entrepreneur, Tokyo Cheapo in Tokyo
Satomi Oguchi
JICA volunteer of Nepal, Junior high school teacher in Saitama
Yuki Aoyama
写真家 Photographer in Tokyo
Takeshi Ohyashiki
Representative of globalchillin, NPO in Tokyo
Woodbury University
Japan Study Away Studio in Burbank, California