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Gabriel Lebec

Software Engineering Instructor, Fullstack Academy of Code in Brooklyn

Gabriel Lebec is a total nerd about swords. In this PK presentation, learn a little bit about how traditional swords are made!

Gabe earned a B.A. in Mathematics & Studio Art from Georgetown University, studied prehealth at New York University, and spent years in biomedical research. He now teaches software development at Fullstack Academy. He loves anything combining aesthetics & technics: typography, photography, Japanese swords, etc.

Visit bit.ly/jsword for more!

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Real Japanese Gardens

BY JENNY FEUERPEIL
@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

We love Japanese gardens, and we want the world to know more about Japanese gardens. Japanese gardens can teach the attentive observer a great deal about Japan and Japanese design, from design concepts and careful material selection to Japanese history, culture and religion. Learn more on Jenny's site.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 31, 2013.

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Materials, Tradition, and Craft

BY YUKI TANAKA
@ 「ICSでNIGHT」 ON SEP 23, 2013

Yuki Tanaka's idea for a bottle holder is rejected due to it being too costly both time-wise and money-wise. She redesigns her holder to a less costly design that is remarkably elegant. She also shows us some of the other unique projects she has undertaken, including a spherical fruit basket and an expensive clock. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on November 6, 2013.

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Why Charlie Dance?

BY MICHAEL SMITH
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 27, 2013

Ever wondered why Michael Smith's artist identity is Charlie Dance? Listen as he talks about the origins of his artist name as well as comically describing his family members. 

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Japanese Swords

BY AL FURUTO
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Al Furuto is an actor, stuntman and collector of Japanese Swords for the past 30 years. He is a part of the Japanese Sword Society, where he served as president, and is the current vice president. He offers some insight into the process and rich history of sword production.

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Japanese Cinema through the Eyes of Europe

BY HIROMI AIHARA
@ JAPANESE ART OR ART IN JAPAN? ON FEB 19, 2015

Hiromi Aihara and Yuri Kubota talk about how Japanese movies are appreciated in Europe. They also speak about the many European movie Awards given to the films in Japan. Yuri Kubota then explores the development of future Japanese animated films.

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The Way of Aikido

BY NEVILLE COUPLAND
@ VOL 3 ON OCT 07, 2015

Neville Coupland Sensei from Eiryukan Aikido in Lincoln, United Kingdom shares how he stumbled upon the amazing art of Aikido. He explains the core of aikido and how harmonizing your energy leads to the path to development. Defending yourself while being attacked with swords and wooden daggers isnt a simple task but Neville Sensei can teach you how!

For more information, visit: http://eiryukan-aikido.co.uk/

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The Reason for starting Samurai Sword Performance Theater

BY AUGA MAGARI
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 22, 2016

トリップアドバイザーで外国人の人気スポット国内5位にランクイン!話題の「サムライ剣舞」はどうやって生まれたのか!?  鉤 逢賀(Auga  Magari)さんがプレゼンとパフォーマンスを見せてくれました。

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A Glimpse into an Artisan Bookbinder's Work Process

BY ANNETTE CHUNG
@ VOL 4 ON APR 15, 2017

As a passionate book binder, Annette Chung shares her step by step process of how her delicate creations come to be.

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Japanese Tea: Tradition and Innovation

BY SIMONA ZAVADCKYTE
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 02, 2017

In "Japanese Tea: Tradition and Innovation" From PechaKucha Night Kyoto Vol. 26Simona Zavadckyte explores how Japanese tea was made traditionally, how it is currently made today and some of the new developments involving tea in Japan.

Tea is the second most common drink in the world and it has been in Japan for around for over 800 years. Through time it has developed distinct culture and traditions. 

お茶は、世界で2番目によく飲まれている飲み物で、800年以上の間日本でも飲まれてきました。時を経て、お茶の文化と伝統はめざましく発展しました。発表では、日本のお茶がどのように伝統的になったか、今日どのように作られているか、日本のお茶に関した新しい発展についてお話しする予定です。