Past Tokyo Event: VOL 153

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VOL 153

December 13, 2017
@ SuperDeluxe

Don't miss our December edition of inspiring and creative bonanza, taking place on Wednesday, December 13 at SuperDeluxe. 

Doors open at 19:00 (7pm), presentations begin 20:20 sharp! (8:20pm) Entrance is ¥1000 -- no need to pre-order -- just come down on the night!

The lineup of presenters will be updated over the coming weeks, and make sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, or our Tokyo blog for all the news, and more info on the presenters.


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クリエイティブディレクター、アートディレクター、グラフィックデザイナーとして活動する佐々木大輔さん。手がけるプロジェクトの中でも特に、日本の伝統的なおもちゃ花火を使用したプロジェクトPARTY ANIMALは最高に楽しんで取り組んでいます。 多様化されて久しい人々の生活に、無意識の中の楽しさや日本の「変な」文化を感じることができるはず。

Hailing from Shibuya, Tokyo, Daisuke Sasaki is made up of three parts: 50% art director - 40% graphic designer - 10% creative director. PARTY ANIMAL is an art project produced by Daisuke and his creative team,made using traditional Japanese Toy Fireworks.

The goal: Amidst humanity's diverse ways of navigating life Daisuke wishes PARTY ANIMAL to be a symbol of “hope” and to promote “pleasure without reason”.


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"The people that I love the most are the hatarakimono..because they are the people who provide for this amazing Japan."

In HATARAKIMONO PROJECT from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 153, KNARF showcases his tape-o-graphic portrait documentary about the busy bees of Japan. Manually processing his work with packing tape (+ anything from hardware or office supply stores), KNARF applies the principles of “BRICOLAGE” to photography, a contemporary Art movement born in NYC in the early 2000’s. His works adopt a “READY MADE”, “ARTE POVERA”, “D.I.Y.” aesthetic that straddles between a recent analogue past and an extreme technological present.


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Local Construction Techniques Using Digital-Fabrication

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Architect Koki Akiyoshi presents a new way of building merging traditional and digital fabrication. Through his numerous projects collaborating with local governments of various communities, we will be able to experience the dynamism of his unique design approach.


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Super Deluxe Forever

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Ryu Konno has been a key member and management staff of SuperDeluxe since 2005. At the end of this month, he will be venturing off to new terrains and facing new challenges. To bid farewell, he has graciously agreed to share with us the various unique happenings at SuperDeluxe over the past twelve years.


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The Charms of Sento

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Japan’s first-ever sento ambassador, Stefanie Kishigami is all about promoting the Japanese tradition of communal bathing. This presentation, through the age old world of Sentos, she promises to help us discover the effects of bathing, the local community culture, and art.

Stefanie Kishigami は初代銭湯大使として、日本の伝統的な銭湯文化を広める活動をしています。今回のPechaKuch Nightでは、お風呂の効能、地域コミュニティそしてアートを、昔から続いている銭湯文化を通じて探求していきます!


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A Relationship of Trust

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Photographer Toshimichi Tanaka works mainly with a film camera traversing a wide ranging themes such as travel, automobile, music scene and apparel. In an attempt to delve deep into the culture of America, he had trespassed into the dangerous world of gangs, at times stranded in situations where survival precedes all other concerns. In the short span of twenty slides, he will showcase a series of photographs that was created upon a relationship of trust built over time.


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Sublime and Ridiculous Record Breakers

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"Who knew Santas cleaning windows was a thing?!"

In Sublime and Ridiculous Record Breakers from PechaKucha Night Vol. 153Mark Dytham, architect by day and PechaKucha founder by night, is on the bill this month, making his annual Christmas 20x20 presentation. Big and small, weird and wonderful, Mark will share his collection of sublime and ridiculous record breakers.

昼は建築家として、夜はPechaKuchaの創設者としての顔をもつMark Dytham. 今年もクリスマス恒例の20x20プレゼンテーションをお届けします。今回は様々な素晴らしくもおかしな新記録達成者たちについて紹介します。


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Embracing Concorde

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Project Architect Úna Breathnach Hifearnáin discusses the recently completed Aerospace Bristol project which includes creating a new home for Concorde G-BOAF. She will discuss the project in terms of site, building, tectonic and typology as a means of explaining the design and featuring the community intertwined in creating this fantastic piece of architecture!

建築家のÚna Breathnach Hifearnáinは、最新のプロジェクトである「Aerospace Bristol」を紹介してくれます。コンコルドG-BOAFの新しい保管場所としても注目されていてるこのプロジェクトを、敷地、建物、構造、スペースの特異性などの観点から掘り下げていきます。デザインとコミュニティを融合させた素晴らしい建築プロジェクトをご覧ください!


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Art Project as a Habit

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Day to day, Vladimír Mokrý help companies articulate their products and services. However, for one year, everyday, Vladimír Mokrý also drew an artwork once a day. Let’s find out this PechaKucha Night, what he has learnt from his year of creative persistence.  

Vladimír Mokrýの日々の仕事は、企業のアイディアや商品、サービスを形にすることですが、今回のPechaKucha Nightでは、彼が自分のアートワークとして一年間毎日描きためた絵を紹介してくれます。自身のクリエイティブ活動から彼が学んだことはなんだったのでしょうか?ぜひ一緒に探求してみましょう!

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In the making of their products, Ethical fashion brand INHEELS strives to be responsible towards the environment by being mindful of manufacturing processes. Having returned from a month long travel through Spain, Yuka Okada, director of INHEELS is eager to inspire us with her new found motivations and directions for forging a socially conscious fashion world.


Mark Dytham
Architect & PechaKucha Night Founder, Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo
Ryu Konno
SuperDeluxe in Tokyo
Stephanie Kishigami
Sento ambassador/ journalist in Tokyo
Vladimír Mokrý
Artist & Designer in Prague
artist in Tokyo
Úna Breathnach-HIfearnáin
Architect, Purcell in Bristol
Daisuke Sasaki
Art director, graphic designer, drunker in Tokyo
Yuka Okada
Representative and Director, INHEELS in Tokyo
Toshimichi Tanaka
Photographer in Tokyo