TOKYO Search Results: “japan”

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From Japanese Graffiti to Drain Spotting

@ 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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On Latvia, Graphic Design, and Tokyo

@ VOL 109 ON DEC 04, 2013

Natalie Cernecka, from Latvia, was trying to find a graphic designer in Tokyo. While searching, she found a small Latvian shop in Nakameguro and went to talk to the owner. She was so enthralled by the story she heard that she wanted to share it with the world via PechaKucha. While at a PechaKucha event, she met another Latvian. Through her new Latvian friend, she found a graphic designer from Ecuador who was able to help her.

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Mt. Fuji Takes a Bath

@ VOL 110 ON JAN 22, 2014

Shinobu Machida's beautiful landscape murals are truly a sight to see, and if you visit a public bath in Japan you just might see one of his works. Here Machida-san goes over the culture found in public baths, the interior scenery, and shows off a bit of his work. (in Japanese)

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While the Machine Dreams

@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

Samson Sylvain speaks on the Institut Français' 3rd annual "Digital Choc" event, which focuses on the intersection of French and Japanese contemporary art. The event features work in interactive media, projection mapping, laser and light, film, and video art and is open from February 21 to March 23, 2014. (in Japanese)

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Japanese Cinema through the Eyes of Europe


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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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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What's 'Cool Japan'?

@ VOL 124 ON APR 22, 2015

最近よく聞く「Cool Japan / クールジャパン」って何でしょう?子供の時から漫画やアニメ、テレビゲームなど日本のサブカルチャーにハマり、日本人以上に日本人らしいアメリカ人のBenjamin Boas(ベンジャミン・ボアス)さんが、自身の体験からクールジャパンを熱く語ります!

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Home for All

@ VOL 129 ON OCT 28, 2015

Pritzker Prize Lautrette Kazuyo Sejima and Yasuhiro Yamashita discuss their architectural work in the tsunami hit region of Tohoku for Toyo Ito's Home-for-All initiative. Joined by PechaKucha Founders Astrid and Mark who are board members on the Home-for-All NPO, their share their passion about this award winning project. 


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Into the Afterlife with Style

@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

最近見かける機会が減ってきた、 日本の豪華絢爛な霊柩車とその背景。 極楽浄土への入り口とは?を豊かな知識で町田忍さんが語ります!

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Message for the Future

@ VOL 144 ON FEB 22, 2017

台湾出身の水墨画アーティストの黃昱佳さんは、 台湾の若手アーティストグループ「少遊島 (show your island)」のメンバーとして様々な創作活動に取り組んでいます。 プロジェクトの紹介、日本での活動で感じたこと、アートから学んだ人生観などを披露される予定です。


SITEWIDE Search Results: “japan”

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Inspire Japan Channel

Just 4 weeks after the events of 3/11 in Japan, the worldwide PechaKucha community came together to "Inspire Japan." Over $85,000 was raised for Architecture for Humanity and ArchiAid during a non-stop 24-hour PechaKucha event that circled the globe. The process of re-growth is ongoing, and presentations will continue to be added as we continue to inspire.

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ArchiAid Channel

ArchiAid was formed soon after the devastating events of 3/11 in Japan. Many of Japan's leading architects joined forces with students of architecture to help design and rebuild some of the hardest hit coastal areas.

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Tokyo Design Week Channel

PechaKucha Nights at Tokyo Design Week are where audiences can catch presentations by some of the brightest and most interesting design talent in Japan (with a few welcome guests from abroad). Each year's event fills up the TDW venue where it is held, with upwards of 700 to 1000 in attendance.

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BitSummit Channel

BitSummit is a new conference in Western Japan for indie developers to showcase ideas and meet with publishers. For this year's BitSummit MMXIV (March 7-9) the festival has expanded in size, length, and quality, with three days worth of guest speakers and musical guests, combined together in an event unlike anything ever seen.

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EU-Japan Fest Channel

EU-Japan Fest supports artists and communists in culture and the arts, arranging exchanges between Europe and Japan in this fields. Most of these activities revolve around the European Capital of Culture initiative. Funding is provided through members of the business community and EU member country ambassadors to Japan.

PAST Inspire Japan

Tokyo @ Tokyo City View Roppongi Hills 52F
Apr 16, 2011


Marseille-Provence @ "Les Grandes Tables" Restaurant Friche de la Belle de Mai
Apr 16, 2011


Nagano @ Gishodo - Suwako watch and clock museum
Apr 16, 2011


Apr 16, 2011


Marseille-Provence @ "Les Grandes Tables" Restaurant Friche de la Belle de Mai
Sep 28, 2013


Genève @ Maison de Quartier de Carouge
Oct 09, 2014

PAST Japanese Art or Art in Japan?

Powered by PechaKucha @ SuperDeluxe
Feb 19, 2015


Yogyakarta @ Langgeng Art Foundation
Jul 28, 2017

PAST PechaKucha Kumamoto Home-for-All Photo Exhibition Opening Event

Inspire Japan @ Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
Dec 02, 2017

PAST EU Japan Fest ECoC 2018, Powered by PechaKucha

EU-Japan Fest @ Istituto di Cultura - Tokyo
Feb 08, 2018

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Internet Yami Ichi!

@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Chris Romero and Eri Takane are bringing the Internet Yamiichi from Japan here to Brooklyn! They take us on a historical journey of this internet black market, where you will find internet-based goods in real life! 

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Words about Swords

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

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.

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The Architecture of Sound

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Stereotank, founded by Venezuelan NY-based architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, is dedicated to exploring the common territories between space and sound through the design and construction of sound instruments, urban artifacts, and public installations. At PK Night Brooklyn Volume 6, they share some of their sound recordings from installations around the world!

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A Grave Story

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 04, 2015

In this presentation  'A Grave Story', Bob Clayton will tell us how a chance encounter at Goold Island led to rediscovery of a little history.

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Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.

Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)

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PKN Jaen Goes to the Dogs

Jaen is one of the latest cities to join the PechaKucha community, and its first event is happening tomorrow night (November 6) at the Museo de Jaen. The dog pictured in the flyer above is in fact a famous statue from the museum.

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Flyer for PKN Jaen Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night in Jaen Vol. 2 is coming your way in just over a week (April 17), set to take place at Casa de la Juventud's Aula del "Cuenta Cuentos." Visit the official event page for the full list of presenters, including a few links.

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PKN Jaen Vol. 2

Jaen recently had its second PechaKucha Night, capping a great evening "of fun and surprising presentations" with a nice amount of money raised for our continued Haiti reconstruction efforts. Included in this post are a few photos from the event, courtesy of organizer Paco Casas (pictured in the striped sweater alongside co-host Juanjo), as well as Miguel Villegas and Javi Tarazaga.

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Poster for PKN Jaen Vol. 4

Another PechaKucha Night coming up, this time Jaen's Vol. 4, set for next Monday (December 20) at Bar El Azulejo, with a start time of 20:00 -- the evening will also feature guest DJ Raul Alkazar. You'll find the complete list of presenters with links on the official event page.

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PKN Jaen Vol. 4

Poor Paco Casas -- the PechaKucha Night in Jaen organizer got his camera stolen, and not only did it contain plenty of photos from family birthdays, but all of his photos for PKN Jaen Vol. 4 as well. The photos are lost forever now, but he was still able to get his hands on a few shots taken with a mobile phone, that we include here. You'll find all of the presenters with links on the official event page.

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Flyer for PKN Jaen Vol. 5

PechaKucha Night in Jaen Vol. 5 happens tonight (Thursday, December 22) at the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Jaen -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.

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Salaryman Project

Today's "Presentation fo the Day" uncovers the Japanese salaryman in the wild. In October 2006, as he was taking photos of nature in the forest near Kawaguchiko, a salaryman with a suitcase appeared on the track. Ever since that day, Bruno Quinquet has tried to investigate the mysteries of office work in Japan through photography. He has exhibited this series in Japan and abroad. In 2012, he launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the production of the "Salaryman Project Business Schedule 2013."


Next PKN in Brighton - 3rd September

PechaKucha in Brighton is back, this time with a 'Japan Brighton' theme and another stellar line-up, including Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell (who uses a Japanese brush in his illustrations), Manga artist Inko, origami furniture designer Coco Sato, fabulous print-maker (and one of Kirsty Allsop's upcycling experts) Lee Baker, and former PK Brighton organisers Branwen Lorigan and Julie Watson. Join Viva Brighton's Alex Leith and artist Zara Wood a.k.a Woody at Yellowave, Madeira Drive, on Thursday 3rd September. Doors open 6.30pm with the talks running, with a break, between 7pm - 9pm. Participants will be around afterwards for a chat.

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Inspire Japan

Five years on after the events of 3/11 in Japan, and the worldwide PechaKucha community is still coming together to "Inspire Japan." The process of re-growth is ongoing, and presentations continue to be added. PK aims to keep the spotlight on this initiative where we have collected 100’s of presentation to Inspire Japan back to it vibrant self. Check out the channel here.


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