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KAGUA

BY SHIRO YAMADA
@ VOL 94 ON JUL 25, 2012

As any true beer connoisseur will tell you, all beers are not created equal. In this presentation, Shiro Yamada talks about the micro brewery he helped create to make a better ale (Nippon Craft Beer Inc.) and the "KAGUA" scented ale he's been producing. (in English)
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How to Survive a Kappa Attack

BY MATT ALT
@ HEINEKEN STAR LOUNGE ON MAY 15, 2013

Matt Alt is the author of the "Attack!" series of books that so far have introduced the West to the world of yokai, yurei, and ninjas. In this presentation, we learn all about the traditional green creature known as the kappa.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 24, 2013.

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The Arts of Kapa

BY DALANY TANAHY
@ VOL 21 ON AUG 15, 2014

Dalani Tanahy is a lifelong artist in many mediums. She began her kapa journey nearly 20 years ago, with Kapa education always being at the forefront of her work. Dalani feels proudest of the kapa that is made for actual use and is known for making soft pliable kapa.

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Kalla kårar, ljud och ljus

BY JOHANNA JACOBSON BACKMAN
@ VOL 16 ON NOV 23, 2015

På temat kultur och stadsutveckling får vi av Johanna Jacobson Backman lära oss mer om mänskliga begär och hur man som designer kan ta hänsyn till detta i produktutveckling och stadsutveckling. 

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Kaunas, Lithuania - European Capital of Culture - 2022

BY VIRGINIJA VITKIENE
@ EU JAPAN FEST ECOC 2018, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON FEB 08, 2018

At EU JapanFest's annual presenter symposium at the Italiano Istituto di Cultura in Tokyo, Virginija Vitkiene and Ana Čižauskienė from the Lithuanian delegation share about their city Kaunas, and it's upcoming year as a European Capital of Culture in 2022.

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Graphics for PKN Kaunas

You have to love what Kaunas put together in terms of graphical elements for its inaugural edition of PechaKucha Night back in May. It all starts with the poster above, but continues with flyers -- even a "pop-up" one -- that give the whole thing a lovely branded look. Below, a few flyers, including the pop-up one

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PKN Kaunas Vol. 1

On Monday we shared some of the graphic identity that Kaunas used to promote its first PechaKucha Night, and now here's a look at some photos from the event itself -- there's more to see in this Flickr Photoset. PKN Kaunas Vol. 3 happens this Saturday (July 18).

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PKN Kaunas Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night in Kaunas Vol. 2 was held this past Saturday, and as organizer Andrius Petkevicius tells us, it was a "hot and tasty" night -- we definitely love the outdoor setting. Here's a selection of photos from the event, but there's more to see in this Flickr photoset.

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PKN Kansas City in the News

PechaKucha Night gets a rather extensive piece in the August 16 edition of the Star Magazine section of the Kansas City Star. You can read the article online here, and PKN Kansas City organizers have put scans of the original article in this Flickr photoset.

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Spreading the Word in Kansas City

Even though most of the PechaKucha cities will be represented in some way or another on the 20th, there are still regular PKN events happening throughout the month, each including special presentations and ideas for the reconstruction in Haiti. Pictured above is a card prepared by organizers of PKN Kansas City that was given out at last night's Vol. 8.

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PKN Kansas City Vol. 8

The photo may be on the dark side, but here's a glimpse of last month's PechaKucha Night in Kansas City Vol. 8. As organizer Jayne Higdon tells us, the event had "an amazing 300+ crowd" that expressed "a very positive reception for the PK for Haiti initiative." And don't forget to check out the "awesome tacos" journey presented by Clifton Alexander (at Vol. 6).

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Catching Up with PKN Kansas City

Another PechaKucha Night happening tonight (August 12) is Kansas City's Vol. 10 -- it will be held at the Crosstown Station, and you can find a partial list of presenters with links on the official event page. This is also a good time to point out PKN Kansas City's Flickr photostream, which includes photos, past event posters, and press articles -- here's a photoset for May's Vol. 9.

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PKN Posters: Kansas City, KS Vol. 16

At this very moment, Kansas is hosting their 2013 Kansas City Design Week celebration (it started February 28th, and goes 'til the 8th of March) and in the midst of these flowing creative rivers, PKN Kansas City will host their Vol. 16 evening.  According to PKN KC, the event will feature "a new crop of our city’s freshest and finest creative talents will share their inscription, talents and ideas." To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.

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Matt Alt

Our special "Powered by PechaKucha" event at the Heineken Star Lounge is happening soon, set for Wednesday, May 15, with a regular start time of 20:20. Join us for a fun event that will be held outdoors, and entry is free! More details here.Over the coming days we'll be highlighting the presenters for the event, and we start with Matt Alt. Author of the "Attack!" series of books that so far have introduced the West to the world of yokai, yurei, and ninjas, for our "green" themed event he will enlighten us about the traditional green creature known as the kappa.ハイネケンが期間限定で原宿にオープンしているHeineken Star Loungeにて5月15日(水曜日)にPechaKuchaイベントを行います。場所は東京都渋谷区神宮前6-28-6 旧B6ビル、20:20スタートです。当日のプレゼンターの方々を紹介していきます。まず初めは、忍者、妖怪そして幽霊についての海外向けの本「The Attack!」三部作を出版されているMatt Altさん。ハイネケンカラーである、「グリーン」にちなんで緑の妖怪、河童についてプレゼンテーションしてくださいます。

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How to Survive a Kappa Attack

They come from the rivers. They drown swimmers, they challenge travelers to a sumo wrestling match. They will take your shiri-kodama.  What are they? They are the Kappa: a mysterious, monstrous, water-dwelling species of Japan, and in this edition of Presentation of the Day (from the special PKN Tokyo at the Heineken Star Lounge in Harajuku) author Matt Alt gives us some possibly life-saving tips on how to deal with these elusive creatures.