PechaKucha Presentation

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Tomomi Furukawa

Editor, Writor in Tokyo

Zubombo Project

PRESENTED ON JAN 25, 2017
IN TOKYO @ VOL 143

ライターの古川朋弥さんが企画する、伝統玩具伝道プロジェクト。 2016年シビウ国際演劇祭(ルーマニア)のボランティア参加を機に、国際交流の場で郷土玩具を紹介したいと思い至り、現在、2017年度欧州文化首都開催地、パフォス(キプロス)での日本の版画アーティスト展などへの参加を目指されています。獅子舞や虎の姿が軽妙にデザインされ、しじみの貝殻を足の重りに用いたずぼんぼはとてもユーモラス。国籍や世代を越えて楽しめるプロジェクトです。

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From Japanese Graffiti to Drain Spotting

BY REMO CAMEROTA
@ VOL 71 ON MAR 31, 2010

Remo Camerota takes us through his brilliant book on Japanese graffiti, and on to his follow-up release (which wasn't out at the time this presentation was done) on Japanese manhole covers, titled Drain Spotting. Remo currently has a Kickstarter campaign for a new project.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 9, 2013. 
 
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Sabbath Project

BY SHUICHI SUZUKI
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 22, 2012

In this presentation from Sendai -- one of the hardest hit areas of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake -- Shuichi Suzuki talks about the "Sabbath Project," a collection of accessories to commemorate the tragedy. (in Japanese)

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Project BABEL

BY YUSUKE IGUCHI
@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

Yusuke Iguchi talks about his latest project, BABEL, the biggest model he has ever produced. He is also trying to raise money for his next project -- you'll find more info on his website. (in Japanese and English)

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EU-Japan Fest Japan

BY TAKAKO SAEKI
@ VOL 98 ON DEC 19, 2012

Saeki Takako represents the EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee, and in her presentation she talks about the organization's cultural activities and programs in Europe, as well as the current 20th anniversary celebrations. (in English)

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The Japan Superhero Boom and the Pachimon Phenomenon 1971-1975

BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

Don Kratzer adds to his collection of PechaKucha presentations dealing with the Japanese toy and figure scene with a new installment, this time looking at the explosion of Superheros on Japanese TV and popular culture In the early 1970s. Check out the cast of characters, the amazing vinyl toys, and the charming "pachimon" (bootleg) phenomenon of this bygone era.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 7, 2013.

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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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West of Japan, East of Europe

BY DAVE CLOUGH
@ VOL 146 ON APR 26, 2017

Bruno Taut (4 May 1880 – 24 Dec 1938) was a prolific German architect who has written three influential book-length appreciations of Japanese culture and architecture. “West of Japan / East of Europe“, a collaboration between Architect Marcos Capitanio and photographer Dave Clough, is devoted to exhibiting the only existing project that Bruno Taut realized during his three-year stay in Japan, Hyuga Villa (Kyu Hyuga Bettei) in Atami, built in 1936. Both exhibition and exhibit hallmarks a sincere cross-cultural exchange achieved through the deep ponderings of spatial proportions, sentiments and materiality!

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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。

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Dementia Friendly Garden Project

BY TAMAE ISOMURA
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Originally from Japan, now living in Chelmsford, Tamae Isomura talks about her project designing the dementia friendly garden for local Broomfield hospital and the inspiration behind her work.

Tamae graduated from the Higher Certificate in Garden Design and MA in Garden Design at Writtle College with multiple awards. With an extensive experience in working at a large NHS hospital to create the healing outdoor spaces, she specialises in therapeutic landscape design by utilising both Japanese and English landscape philosophy and principles.