MINI Channel


MINI matches the fast-paced fun of PechaKucha. These 20x20 PechaKucha presentations from all around the world explore the creativity which is now synonymous with the Mini brand - from Paul Smith to Rinpa Eshidan

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Tsugaru Shamisen

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 02, 2017

Based in Kyoto, Koji Hata plays “Tsugaru shimisen,” a form of music that was born on the road. Although there are fans of this music, did you know this was originally born as a way to survive? The Tohoku region of Japan has the harshest climate in all of Japan, and for those who have poor eyesight, they could no longer work on the farm. As a way to survive, people began traveling around with shamisen in hand performing as a way to get food to survive. From these roots, Tsugaru shamisen has grown into a music loved around the world. I’d like to talk about this.

道端で生まれた音楽『津軽三味線』京都を中心に津軽三味線演奏活動をしている、はたこうじ と申します。

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One life One chance!

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 02, 2017

After graduating from high school, Toru Tsuji worked in a hip hop fashion shop for three years. After that, he visited Jamaica. Returning to Japan, he began working at his family business of making traditional Kyoto-style wire netting (kanaami), and it's been 15 years since. Here he shares his experiences so far, having visited over 12 countries, and discusses the future of traditional crafts in Japan and around the world.

高校卒業後にHIP HOPのお店で働いて3年。その後にジャマイカに行き帰国後に家業である京都の伝統工芸の京金網の仕事に従事して15年。これまでの経験と、 今日までに12ヵ国に行って感じた事や伝統工芸の未来についてお話させていただきます。



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Calligraphy Culture

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 02, 2017

Kazuki Yamane has been practicing calligraphy since he was a child, and in university, he majored in classical calligraphy. After graduating, he went to Australia where he came into contact with various languages and cultures.
For Kazuki, as a Japanese, the language he uses -- kanji and hiragana -- are not just tools for living, but they fascinate us and are appreciated from in and outside of Japan. Here he shares the beauty that these characters hold, through studying their appearances and content. And in this age where we type more than write, he offers a performance in the hopes the audience will take more interest in writing through physical experience.


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Japanese Tea: Tradition and Innovation

@ 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. 


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Beyond Ikebana

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 02, 2017

Although Masato Kishi has studied kado and ikebana, he believes the key to this expression can be found in the world of art and design. Through this daily practice, flowers bring about new encounters and discoveries.


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Indonesian Batik Meets Japanese Kimono

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 02, 2017

Batik is a form of traditional wax-resist dyeing originally from Java island in Indonesia. In Yasuyo Fujimoto's presentation, she talks about how she encountered batik, the royal batik tradition of Java island, how she uses batik in her kimono dyeing work, as well as recent projects. She also touches on what she wants to do in the future.


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Nihonshu Girl

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 02, 2017

From her work as a writer and illustrator, Sumire Matsuura published the book, “Tipsy walks around sake breweries by Nihonshu Girl,” visiting various breweries in Kansai. Her journey is still continuing under the name, Nihonshu Girl. The reason she became interested in Nihonshu was because of her work at a shrine for the God of Sake. While working as a miko at the shrine, she got to know about the history of sacred wine and realized how wonderful it was. Now she wants more people to know about this culture. Her life has become richer by Nihonshu, and here she shares her love and appreciation.


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Rakugo - Sit Down Comedy

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 02, 2017

Yano Kentaro share's his passion for Rakugo, Japan's traditional style of comedy, and elaborates on what he loves performing it in English.


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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!