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28 MAY


We're excited to invite you to join us on Tuesday, May 28th for another installment of PechaKucha Night Tokyo, this time Vol. 164 at, The CORE Kitchen/Space in Shintoranomon! This month we discovered what a beautiful open space it is, perfect for accommodating all of our old PechaKucha Family and big enough to make room for more. The CORE's big open windows may have some spilling out into a beautiful evening in a fun, bustling corner of Tokyo that deserves more exploring! We're super excited and we know you'll love it!
As usual, we're planning a stellar line-up of some amazing presenters who will share with us their creative passion on this new stage at the CORE!!! Join us in spotlighting our city’s creative class at PechaKucha Night Tokyo, Vol. 164!
Doors tentatively open at 19:00 (7pm), presentations begin 20:20! (8:20pm). Watch this space for updates. Entrance is ¥1000 -- no need to pre-order -- just come down on the night of!
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Featured Presentation

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Yuka Okada

Representative and Director, INHEELS in Tokyo

Almost Perfect Story


Almost by chance and after several life turns, Luis and Yuka founded an artist residence in Tokyo where international creatives can experience Japan and show their work. Together, they share their inspiring story, and they space that they’ve created, which is Almost Perfect.

LuisとYukaは、数々の偶然と紆余曲折を経て、東京にアーティストのための住処をオープンした。ここでは様々な国籍のクリエイターたちが集まり、作品を紹介したり、日本らしさを体験できたりする。今回は、彼らのこれまで歩んできた道と、彼らが作り上げた”Almost Perfect”な空間について、話してもらう。

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The Power of Community Mural Arts in East Los Angeles

@ VOL 163 ON MAR 26, 2019

Researcher Atsuko Niitsu will share a presentation on the power of community mural artworks, spotlighting her findings through photos of Chicano murals which play site-specific historical roles in East Los Angeles.


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Innovation of Shintora-Street

@ VOL 163 ON MAR 26, 2019

Tomoko Nakagawa, Community manager of THE CORE KITCHEN / SPACE, located on Shintora Dori, a new iconic street in Tokyo, will give a presentation on the future vision of the Shintora area, which is changing day by day.

東京の新たなシンボルストリートの新虎通りに位置するTHE CORE KITCHEN/SPACEのコミュニティーマネージャーの中川知子は、日々変化を続ける新虎エリアの今後のビジョンについて、プレゼンテーションを行います。

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Color Your Life Beautiful

@ VOL 163 ON MAR 26, 2019

Yumiko Wakatsuki is an artist who takes a free-form style of SAORI weaving that follows one's emotions rather than planning. She consults to identify colors that compliment clients' skin, eyes, and hair, recommending these true colors in their weaving.


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Furnishing Creativity

@ VOL 163 ON MAR 26, 2019

Designer RJ Mundt explains how a childhood filled with DIY and building, and a career in graphic design would ignite a passion for furniture building. RJ explains his design process, inspiration and the experimentation that go into his work.

デザイナーのRJ MundtがDIYに満ちた子供時代がどのように家具づくりの愛情へと成長したかについて語ります。

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Tokyo Colour Darkroom Workshops

@ VOL 163 ON MAR 26, 2019

Photographer & visual artist Nico Perez talks about his passion for traditional analogue colour photographic printing & introduces his self made darkroom space where he now offers workshops & printing services.

フォトグラファーとビジュアルアーティストであるNico Perezは、伝統的なアナログカラー写真プリントへの情熱と、現在、ワークショップやプリントサービスを行っている自作の暗室についてプレゼンテーションを行います​。

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Voice of the Stone

@ VOL 163 ON MAR 26, 2019

MATHRAX is an art unit consisting of artists, Shozo Kuze and Mariko Sakamotowho create artwork using electricity, light, sound and natural objects such as wood and stone to find a new relationships between people and the world. They’ll be sharing their method for hearing the inner voice of stone.


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Product Design Inspired by Nature

@ VOL 163 ON MAR 26, 2019

Kenji Abe, a product designer based in Tokyo, will present some of the beautiful designs coming out of his studio. They are all inspired by nature in some way.

It is not only shape, but also structure, ecosystem, and way of life.



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Journey of Joy

@ VOL 163 ON MAR 26, 2019

Katy Cole explains her journey from California to Japan, opening a restaurant with a focus around small Japanese producers, and the community that’s been created within that space.

Katy Coleは、カリフォルニアから、小さな農園やそのコミュニティーにフォーカスしたレストランを日本でオープンするまでの彼女の歩みを紹介します。



PechaKucha PowWow 2018!

This week is very special for
PKN Tokyo as we are hosting our 4th annual PechaKucha PowWow! We will be holding a special PechaKucha Night event highlighting fellow PK organizers from every corner of the world - from Bangkok to Townsville! Keep an eye out for these creative presentations following PowWow for a worldwide tour - PechaKucha style. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Mark Dytham

    Little did we know that a one-off event in Tokyo, based on a simple format we came up with to stop architects from talking too much, would grow into a truly global celebration of creativity - if we did we may have named the event something a little easier to pronounce and spell!

  • Astrid Klein

    Astrid Klein was born in Italy to German parents, schooled in France, educated in Britain, and since 1988 has lived and worked in Japan. She is, therefore, thoroughly international, right down to her bones. Traversing disciplinary and cultural boundaries has been a way of life for Astrid. An artistic family background has ballasted her sense of identity, while the compass of design has guided her professional career. A Masters degree from the Royal College of Art in London exposed her to the diversity of creative endeavor and developed her talent. A thirst for the exotic led her to Japan, a hunger for the new kept her there. After working for Toyo Ito in Tokyo, she and her partner Mark Dytham established KDa in 1991. The work of KDa has been the subject of numerous publications and an exhibition of their work was held at the Architecture Association in London in 2005. Astrid is a frequent guest at international conferences on design and architecture and has lectured or held teaching positions at universities in Japan, the UK, the USA, Australia and throughout Europe.

  • Brian Scott Peterson

    Brian Scott Peterson is one of those jack-of-all trades kind of characters who re-invents his entire world every few years. He's worn a load of different hats, from writer and photographer, to musician, to entrepreneur, to NPO founder. He's happily funnelling his imagination into PechaKucha at HQ in Tokyo. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, he's travelled the world extensively. Since 2004, Brian, with his wife and two children, call Tokyo home.

  • Cristina Marie Deane

    Born and Raised in San Diego, CA, I grew fond of Japan over the years and decided that someday, I'd live and work in Tokyo. I've been here since 2016 and will continue to work hard in whatever I do. Temple University Japan Campus Graduate in Liberal Arts, Asian Studies (2017)