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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

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Masayoshi Matsumoto

Balloon Artist in Tokyo

Balloon Animals


Balloon Artist, Masayoshi Matsumoto, presents his over-the-top imaginative work designing and making animals, plants, and insects, and more by balloons. So far he has produced about 100 different types of works.

バルーンアーティストの松本壮由は、Balloon animals というタイトルで、自身の制作した作品についてプレゼンテーションを行います。彼はバルーンを用いて動植物・昆虫を作っており、これまでに約100種類の作品を制作しています。

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Undecided Design

@ VOL 161 ON DEC 12, 2018

Yusuke Oono, principal architect of Domino Architects, presents about his way of design which combines digital and analog, and how these techniques found their way into a very special holiday installation he's designed for Tokyo this year. 


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Mark Dytham's Holiday DeLIGHTS!

@ VOL 161 ON DEC 12, 2018

In typical PKN Tokyo holiday tradition, PechaKucha Founder Mark Dytham will share the season’s cheer the 20x20 way! Some of his classic Holiday presentations of year’s past include legendary titles such as “Yuletide Shrubbery”  “Snowflakeology” or “Ski Jumps of the World”.  Here he presents the history of the ever-holiday-present CHRISTMAS LIGHT! 

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Bean to Bar Chocolate

@ VOL 161 ON DEC 12, 2018

Chocolate maker Trevor Fast explains the process of creating small batches of two-ingredient, single-origin bean to bar chocolate. They only use cacao sourced directly from producers across the globe with whom they build strong and lasting relationships.


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The Overland Track: A Journey into Tasmania's Wilderness

@ VOL 161 ON DEC 12, 2018

The Overland Track is one of Australia's "must do" hiking experiences. It encompasses a 65km, 6-day trek through the alpine wilderness of Cradle Mountain National Park. Michael Pope takes us with him, and his sketchbook, on their journey together.

Overland Track は オーストラリアで絶対に外してはならないハイキングです。タスマニアにあるクレードルマウンテン国立公園の65kmにわたる雄大なハイキングコースを6日間で制覇しました。

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Almost Perfect Story

@ VOL 161 ON DEC 12, 2018

Almost by chance and after several life turns, Luis and Yuka founded an artist residence in Tokyo where international creatives can experience Japan and show their work. Together, they share their inspiring story, and they space that they’ve created, which is Almost Perfect.

LuisとYukaは、数々の偶然と紆余曲折を経て、東京にアーティストのための住処をオープンした。ここでは様々な国籍のクリエイターたちが集まり、作品を紹介したり、日本らしさを体験できたりする。今回は、彼らのこれまで歩んできた道と、彼らが作り上げた”Almost Perfect”な空間について、話してもらう。

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Exploring a New Lifestyle from Omishima Island

@ VOL 161 ON DEC 12, 2018


Omishima is a beautiful island in the Seto Island Sea. Since the establishment of the Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari in 2011, Ito Juku has initiated different projects to renovate vacant houses and winemaking. In this presentation, Kikumi Furukawa will introduce us to new ways of life of the migrants who have relocated to the island.

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First Series

@ VOL 161 ON DEC 12, 2018

Photographer Felipe Kato shows the “First Series” of his fine art portrait work. Creating a studio space where he and his subjects can take time to experiment together and collaborate with each other, Felipe aims for his images to evoke feelings by way of his process and for them to draw their dynamism not only from their composition and light, but with the emotions of his subjects.

写真家 カトウ・フェリペのファインアートポートレイトプロジェクトの初シリーズです。被写体を単に視覚イメージとして記録するだけでなく、その瞬間に宿るフィーリングや感情もとらえ表現することを追求した一味違った作品の数々を公開します。

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Beyond Limits

@ VOL 161 ON DEC 12, 2018

Japanese artist Shigetoshi Furutani's practice engages with the formation of a language of visuals, exploring methods for visualizing social and personal phenomena, which do not have a conventionally recognized form. His work attempts to develop responses to limitations of language and expand the expression of two-dimensional form in an age of social media and engages with the limits of chaos and order, generativeness and restriction.



PechaKucha PowWow 2018!

This week is very special for
PKN Tokyo as we are hosting our 4th annual PechaKucha PowWow! We will be holding a special PechaKucha Night event highlighting fellow PK organizers from every corner of the world - from Bangkok to Townsville! Keep an eye out for these creative presentations following PowWow for a worldwide tour - PechaKucha style. 

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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 too 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!

  • 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!

  • Cristina Marie Deane

    Born and Raised in San Diego, CA, I grew fond of Japan over the years and decided that someday, I'd live and work in Tokyo. I've been here since 2016 and will continue to work hard in whatever I do. Temple University Japan Campus Graduate in Liberal Arts, Asian Studies (2017)