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Past Tokyo Event: VOL 132

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Three Things Learned from 5-year-old Kids

BY AYUMI TOMOTO
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

約10年間の教師生活を通して、 子供たちから学んだシンプルで大切な3つのこと。 温かくて、 くすっと笑えるエピソードと共にシェアします。

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Nakano: Tokyo’s East Village

BY BENJAMIN BOAS
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

"Nakano is a place where you can be yourself, where you can do things your own way."

In Nakano: Tokyo’s East Village from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132, repeat presenter and crowd favorite, Japanophile Extraordinaire Benjamin Boas takes the stage as the newly anointed "Nakano Ambassador”, championing one of Tokyo's more eccentric neighborhoods. Adding the title to an already long list of accolades including being the only foreigners to publish a manga in Japan, titled "Everything I Know About Japan I Learned From Comics and Video Games", here he give us a deeper perspective on the charms of this illustrious Tokyo ward.

Benjamin Boasさんは、4歳の時から箸を使いビデオゲームで遊んできた大の親日家。昨年は小学館から著書『日本のことは、マンガとゲームで学びました。』を出版され、PKN Vol. 122でもプレゼンテーションされました。昨秋に中野区観光大使に就任し、2回目のPKN出演となる今回は、その中野区のディープな魅力をたっぷり紹介していただきます。Benjaminさんの熱い中野愛に魅了され、月末は皆さんきっと中央線に乗ることになるでしょう。お出かけ前に、PKNで中野情報をしっかりインプットしてください!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, January 29th, 2016. 

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The Best Camera

BY BRIAN SCOTT PETERSON
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

"It's a bit embarrassing to talk about the tools like this, but this comes back to, after using 1000's of cameras, what I think the best camera is. I think the best camera is...."

What's the best camera ever made? Notorious photography hack and noted local yokel, Brian Scott Peterson ought to know. After all, in the course of 20 years of making photos, nearly 1000 cameras and lenses, have passed through his possession. In "The Best Camera" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132, he shares some musings on the most treasured of his arguably modest collection, focussing in on the very best one.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, May 23rd, 2016. 

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The Bed and Art Project

BY KEIGO FUKUGAKI
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

 “Even with foreigners come to Japan, it's hard to find Japanese art and meet Japanese artists. We solve this problem by creating these art rooms by local artists… and we use this hotel to connect local artists and the traveling creative people.”


In The Bed and Art Project from Pecha Kucha Night Tokyo’s 132nd Volume speakers Keigo FukugakiYu TazawaYuto Maeda, and Kenji Daikoku give a glorious, bilingual, pictorial presentation on their art hotel in the heart of the Koenji neighborhood of Tokyo - a hotbed of up-and-coming artists and galleries.es. 


田澤悠さん、福垣慶吾さん、前田悠図さん、大黒健嗣さんは、それぞれ起業家、建築家、ギャラリスト、アートディレクターなどの専門分野をバックグラウンドに持ち、新しいホテルの在り方を提案するBed & Art Project (BnA)を仕掛けています。アーティストの街として注目を集める高円寺に2016年2月オープンの、街全体をアートホテルと化するプロジェクト "BnA Koenji"について、その全貌を明らかにしていただきます!エッジが効いたアートを求める方や、普通の宿泊では飽き足らない方必見のプレゼンテーションです!

 This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, February 12th, 2016.

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Global Innovation Design

BY MICHIKO STAS
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

Four graduate students of Industrial Design, on a year-long international exchange program, learn the joys and pitfalls of global design collaboration. Speakers  Michiko Stas and her fellow students Maya Seetharaman, Sandra Atakora, and Murrill Oake, discuss their shared year of adventure with the Pratt Institute’s Global Innovation Design Program, explaining how our interconnectedness leads to global problems that can only be solved colaboratively.

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Into the Afterlife with Style

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

最近見かける機会が減ってきた、 日本の豪華絢爛な霊柩車とその背景。 極楽浄土への入り口とは?を豊かな知識で町田忍さんが語ります!

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Passionate Movement Creating Attractive Waterfronts by Mizbering

BY TADASHI IWAMOTO
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

最近水辺が盛り上がってきました。 かつては悪臭などで放置され都市の裏側だった河川空間が、 様々な場所で変貌を遂げてきています。 人口が縮小していく社会で魅力ある都市や街をつくっていくために、 素敵な水辺やその公共空間が必要だと気づいた人達による水辺をよくするための活動「Mizbering」について、建築家でMizberingディレクターの岩本唯史さんが明瞭かつ迫力満点にお伝えします!

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Dumb, Lazy, and Unruly Perfectionist

BY VASCO MOURÃO
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

“If you told me six years ago that I could do this I would never believe you… Because really, I’m lazy as a panda, I'm not very smart, and I have difficulty focusing on one thing at one time. So i had to create a system, a strategy to sit and draw, because I really love to draw. ”

In Dumb, Lazy, and Unruly Perfectionist from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 132nd Volume, Speaker Vasco Mourão, an Architect turned illustrator with a tendency for obsessive drawing and detail, explains his creative process. The Barcelona-native explains that by keeping a simple, manageable, distraction free routine, he argues that one does not have to be very smart or productive to produce great works.

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

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When Art and Science Collide

BY YOKO SHIMIZU
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

“I wanted to learn the beautiful mechanism of the universe, nature, and life. So i studied biology and chemistry in my university. And that’s when i thought ‘how cool would it be to integrate all of this into art?’”

In When Art and Science Collide from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132,  contemporary artist and science researcher Yoko Shimizu details her work. One may think that art and Science are total opposites but not Yoko. She finds that the beauty of the scientific principles that surround us to be timeless, limitless, and inspirational. Yoko –who has won many awards her scientific artworks– creates installations that integrate both art and science.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, February 6th, 2016. 

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Tokyo's Acrylic Craftsmen

BY YORIKAZU OZAWA
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

小沢頼寿さんが代表取締役を務めるミユキアクリルは、 足立区にある国内随一のアクリル専門加工工場です。 創業から約半世紀で培った繊細な技術で、 数千種類のオリジナルアクリルをラインナップし、 世界一を誇る数のアクリルパーツを展開しています。 日本のものづくりの底力を感じるプレゼンテーションです!

Brian Scott Peterson
Photographer, Global Content Manager, PechaKucha in Tokyo
Shinobu Machida
Collector 庶民文化探求家 in Tokyo
Keigo Fukugaki
Architect, Designer, Entrepeneur, BnA株式会社 in Tokyo
Benjamin Boas
Translator / Author in Tokyo
Yorikazu Ozawa
Acrylic Processor, MIYUKI ACRYL in Tokyo
Yu Tazawa
Entrepreneur, BnA株式会社 in Tokyo
Yuto Maeda
Entrepreneur, BnA株式会社 in Tokyo
Kenji Daikoku
Art Director, Gallerist and Rapper, BnA株式会社 in Tokyo
Yoko Shimizu
Contemporary artist and biochemistry researcher in Tokyo
Vasco Mourão
Illustrator/Artist in Barcelona
Tadashi Iwamoto
Architect, Director of Mizbering in Tokyo
Ayumi Tomoto
Freelance in Behavior Management, Counselor for Education Abroad at Sophia University, 5Seconds in Tokyo
Michiko Stas
Master of Industrial Design Candidate, Pratt Institute / Global Innovation Design Program
Maya Seetharaman
Master of Industrial Design Candidate, Pratt Institute / Global Innovation Design Program in Madurai
Sandra Atakora
Master of Industrial Design Candidate, Pratt Institute / Global Innovation Design Program
Murrill Oakes
Master of Industrial Design Candidate, Pratt Institute / Global Innovation Design Program