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Micro Sofubi

@ VOL 99 ON JAN 23, 2013

What is Micro Sofubi? Let our resident vinyl toy expert Don Kratzer guide you through the ins and outs of this category of figures he has so much love for -- and he hopes you'll love them too.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 26, 2013.

PechaKucha Night公式ウェブサイトで26日に「今日のプレゼンテーション」に選ばれたDonさんのミクロソフビプレゼンテーションをご紹介します。


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Debunking Kyoto's Myths

@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

"I'm actually a priestess in Kyoto... my family has had a temple in Kyoto for the past 800 years. My dad is the 23rd generation head priest."

In "Debunking Kyoto's Myths" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 123, Eric Luong and Ariya Sasaki discuss the misconceptions and stereotypical images attributed to Kyoto's pop culture. In this presentation, they debunk and reveal the true stories behind Kyoto's cultural myths.

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The Sun Rising on Dundee

@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Lyall Bruce explores the town of Dundee in Scotland. He talks about the landscape, architecture, cultural history, as well as the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets of his beloved city. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 17, 2015.

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The Best Things in Life are Cheap!

@ 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. 

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Tokyo Totem - A Subjective Guide

@ VOL 126 ON JUN 24, 2015

"This entire environment that is [Tokyo] is completely made by man, so we're effectively living in the collective imagination of mankind."

At PechaKucha Tokyo Vol. 126, Dutch explorer Edwin Gardner introduces a new type of city guide called "Tokyo Totem" which attempts to look at Tokyo in a more experiential sense. Compiling a purely objective guide of the largest city in the world is simply exercise in futility, hence Gardner's fresh angle. The book is coming together with a long list of collaborators over many visits to Tokyo. Tokyo Totem will be released later this year, so be on the lookout for it and we will keep you updated!

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Tokyo Interior Tour

@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

インテリアデザイナーの安藤僚子さんと建築家の浅子佳英さんは、 2013年から3年間に渡り、東京のショップのインテリアをツアーをしてリサーチしてきました。消費スピードが速いインテリアデザインを通し考現学的に研究した大都市・東京について、素敵な味あるイラストと共に紹介してくださいます!

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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.

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The Complete Guide to Drawing

@ VOL 148 ON JUN 22, 2017

Some draw or paint to make a social statement, others want to express their love or commitment to a theme, and still others seek subjects that are whimsical and fun. Illustrator Adrian Hogan simply loves to draw. This thursday night, he goes into depth on why he thinks you too should draw and how you can start.


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A Rough Guide to Wakefield Kirkgate

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 01, 2012

Sharon has always lived near railroads, and in the mid-70s she moved to Wakefield. In this presentation, she shares a few ideas on what could be done to make the Wakefield Kirkgate station look better. (in English)

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World Famous in New Zealand

@ VOL 2 ON APR 13, 2012

Time to pack you bags and accompany Coralie has she takes you on a tour of New Zealand, the Tauiwi (non-Maori) way. (in English)

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Having Black Friends: A "Do" and "Don't" Guide to Racial Understanding

@ VOL 10 ON FEB 23, 2012

Duante Beddingfield is a local writer whose work can be found in the Dayton Daily News and on the Welcome Dayton website. In his presentation, Duante hopes to help guide us towards a post-racial America. (in English)

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Designer's Guide

@ VOL 1 ON APR 11, 2013

Rebeka Rubio presents us her Designer's Guide. She shares some of her best work with us, and talks about the problems she had throughout creating them. She has had struggle to get to the point where she currently is, and offers tips to designers to avoid common mistakes. (in Spanish)


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A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Batavia

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

From the ancient Batavi of Tacitus to identifying with the Batavians during the Renaissance in the Low Countries… from developing the Batavian myth during the Dutch revolt to disseminating a carefully cultivated Batavian identity during the Dutch Golden Age… and from dispersing the name “Batavia” around the world to the world of popular culture—George H. Scheetz presents a hitchhiker’s guide to Batavia.

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An alternative city guide along the streetlife of Breda

@ VOL 15 ON OCT 06, 2015

What do you do when you're don't have a home anymore? Klaas Burger initiated #HUISJE #BOOMPJE; a poster campaign, guided tours and a guide about the local street life. The idea for #HUISJE #BOOMPJE grew at the Street Coucil: a consultation table of homeless people who meet every Wednesday morning in the Anna House. The Street Council is looking for ways to break the existing prejudices about homelessness. Because everyone can lose his house!

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Where Is My Home?

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 11, 2016

Gabriel Mazur - Mountain guide who shared with us stories of traveling to the mountains and what the word HOME means to him. Crowd was going wild after this guy finished his presentation!

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Mountains of the Mind

@ VOL 2 ON MAR 14, 2017

Gavin Lang shares his experience in the outdoors and the mental health benefits of connecting with the mountains.

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A Guide to Presenting at PKN

This is an oldie but goodie. Tokyo Art Beat's Paul Baron, who also works at the Tokyo-based bilingual design company AQ, wrote back in 2007 a guide on how to prepare a great Pecha Kucha Night presentation.

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A Guide to Landscapes, Improving a Train Station, and Rampant Inspiration in Gothenburg

Presentations João Nunes is an architect, and in this presentation (in Italian, from PKN Catania Vol. 10) he talks about the challenges involved in working with landscapes. This usually means having to balance elements such as time, conditions, and the type of terrain, along with very different materials. In "A Rough Guide to Wakefield Kirkgate" (from PKN Barnsley Vol. 4), Sharon Shepherds shares a few ideas on what could be done to make the historic Wakefield Kirkgate station look better. Posters We've got two new additions to our Tumblr blog, including the poster for PKN Manizales Vol.  3 you see pictured above, as well as the two sides of the PKN San Antonio Vol. 6 flyer. Photos We have quite a few photo galleries to share with you today, some from PKNs that happened a while ago (so not necessary from a city's latest volume). Pictured above, PKN Hanoi Vol. 1.PKN Manizales Vol. 2 [Flickr]PKN Sao Paulo Vol. 9 [Flickr]PKN Marseille Vol. 17 [Facebook]PKN Catania Vol. 6 [Flickr]PKN Albury-Wodonga Vol. 1 [Flickr]PKN Hanoi Vol. 1 [Flickr] We shared a report by PKN Gothenburg organizer Jesper Larsson recently (about the city's recent Vol. 31), and here's a follow-up on the topic of instant inspiration:Sometimes inspiration travels fast. The day after PKN Gothenburg Vol. 31, presenter and sushi chef José Seruda went out in the city to find edible ingredients inspired by Klara Hansson who presented about "The edible city" the same night, and during the beer break served up a 'Kokoro salad' based on wild city plants. José's own hunt resulted in a brand new starter dish using Daisy, Garlic-mustard flower and Dandelion Leaf served as part of the omakase offering the same night at his restaurant Hoze. I'm guessing it's this kind of passion for experimentation with ingredients and flavors that might be the reason many consider Hoze one of Sweden's best sushi restaurants. Below is a video of Klara going hunting for wild plants in Gothenburg city on a previous occasion and within 30 minutes serving up a fresh mushroom salad. How has a PechaKucha presentation inspired you? Calendar As we covered yesterday, tonight's (Wednesday, May 23) calendar includes PKN Prague Vol. 29, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 3, PKN Leksand Vol. 4, and PKN Copenhagen Vol. 20. Tomorrow is a big Thursday (May 24), with the following events on tap: PKN Istanbul Vol. 14, PKN Seattle Vol. 35, PKN Helsinki Vol. 21, PKN London Vol. 6, PKN Kosice Vol. 18, and PKN Yerevan Vol. 16.

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A Guide to Post-Racial America and Urban Renewal in Genoa

Presentations Duante Beddingfield is a local writer whose work can be found in the Dayton Daily News and on the Welcome Dayton website. With his presentation (from PKN Dayton Vol. 10), Duante hopes to help guide us towards a post-racial America, by going through the "dos" and "don'ts" of having a black friend. Beatrice Moretti and Paola Sabbion are architects from URBAN LAB. In this presentation (in Italian, from PKN Genoa Vol. 1), they cover a project called the new City Urban Planning.
 The project involved the announcement of the Genoa Urban Plan 2010 through the publication of the Urban Lab Notebooks, and the staging of the exhibition "Genoa Today, Genoa Tomorrow" in December 2011, an extraordinary instrument of participation and opportunity for discussion. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is the poster you see above, for PKN San Juan (in Argentina) Vol. 7. It was designed by Francisco Riveros of Mundo Estudio. Photos We'll hopefully have more to share in the coming days, but for now here's a peek (above) at what the recent PKN Innsbruck Vol. 1 looked like -- and the event poster was posted to our Tumblr blog prior to the event. Calendar Tonight (July 19) we have St. Albert's first PKN, and there's a special edition PKN in Chicago. Tomorrow, it's Tijuana's turn to host its very first PKN, while Waterville has its Vol. 8. 

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Beyond Eating Local: Using History as a Guide to a New Food Security

How can Hawaii become the model agricultural society for the world? Josh Lanthier-Welch gives a great crash-course on the agricultural history of the Hawaiian islands. The islands went from feeding being self-sufficient to entirely reliant on imports. In "Beyond Eating Local: Using History as a Guide to a New Food Security" from PKN Honolulu Vol. 18, Josh shows us how the Hawaiians can once again utilise their lush volcanic farmland to return themselves to a sustainable, self-sufficient agricultural society.

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An Organizer's City Guide

What do PechaKucha Night organizers have to say about their cities? Go to the event page for our "Pow Wow" edition PKN held in Tokyo in March, where organizers were the ones who took to the stage to share 20 images.



1. Identify a topic that you are passionate about. In the spirit of PechaKucha Nights the world over, we are on the look-out for people to come present something they love, their latest creative projects or work. So come along and share your passion or an interesting hobby or a photo essay or anything else you can think of.   2. Send a brief outline of your topic to the City Organizers at   3. Wait for a confirmation from the City Organizers. City Organizers have various parameters to judge if the topic is suitable for a general audience. Good PechaKucha presentations are the ones that uncover the unexpected -- unexpected talent, unexpected ideas. Some PechaKuchas tell great stories about a project or a trip. Some are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny, but all are very different.   4. Once you receive confirmation from the City Organizers, go ahead and put together your 20 slides.   5. Send your completed slide deck to 24 hours before the event start time if you would like to retain your speaker slot. This is so that we can set up the slides to autorun and also ensure there are no glitches related to formatting, fonts etc. during the event.   6. Set up your profile on the official PechaKucha website. This mainly includes an email addreess, a photograph and a bio-sketch. City Organizers can help you with this.   7. Decide on appropriate tags AND categories for your completed presentation and send them to us at and tags offer an opportunity to increase traffic to your presentation which will be uploaded on the official PechaKucha website. If you are unsure of the difference between the two, categories allow for a broad grouping of topics such as art, photography, design, philately etc. But when you want to describe your presentation in more specific terms, you use tags such as books, publishing, minimalist, collectors' item etc.   8. Practise your presentation. Remember there is no 'go back one slide, please' in PechaKucha. And you have exactly 6 minutes 40 seconds to share your story.   9. Show up at least half an hour before start time at the venue.   10. When called to present, clear your throat and make that kickass presentation!

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Tokyo Totem - A Subjective Guide

"This entire environment that is [Tokyo] is completely made by man, so we're effectively living in the collective imagination of mankind."At PechaKucha Tokyo Vol. 126, Dutch explorer Edwin Gardner introduces a new type of city guide called "Tokyo Totem" which attempts to look at Tokyo in a more experiential sense. Compiling a purely objective guide of the largest city in the world is simply an exercise in futility, hence Gardner's fresh angle. The book is coming together with a long list of collaborators over many visits to Tokyo. Tokyo Totem will be released later this year, so be on the look-out for it and we will keep you updated!Enjoy! 

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Idiot's Guide to Being a Touring Rock Band

  "Don't spend the night in that hotel!" In Idiot's Guide to Being a Touring Rock Band from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 11, Stephen O'Shea takes us coast to coast and back again and tells us all the ins and outs of being a touring rock band. Think you have what it takes to take your rock band on a tour across Canada?

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Introduction of Gabriel Mazur

Hey Wanaka folks! Hope you had an adventurous weekend. Today we introduce a speaker Gabriel Mazur. He is an International Mountain Guide and he is going to talk about topic "Home is where my ... is." It is going to be very interesting to hear stories of traveling to the mountains and what the word HOME means to him.