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26 MAR


We're thrilled to invite you to join us on Tuesday, March 26th for PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 163, at an exciting new venue, The CORE Kitchen/Space in Shintoranomon! It's a beautiful ground-floor open space that will accommodate all of our old PechaKucha Family and make room for more. The CORE's big open windows may have some spilling out into a beautiful early spring 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. 163!
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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Comes Cake

Image Lab, Comes Cake in Tokyo

Never the Same Twice


Image Laboratory Comes Cake uses different techniques like collage, photography, vector art and every technique that could contribute to creating an image through constant experimentation.  Comes Cake seeks to one day design an image so powerful it will live longer than their creators. 

イメージラボラトリィComes Cakeは、コラージュ、写真、ベクターアートなど、様々な手法を使い、実験的な創作活動をしています。Comes Cakeは、パワフルで息の長い作品を生み出すことを目指しています。

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Celebrating Tokyo's Creative Scene since 2003

@ VOL 162 ON JAN 16, 2019

Little did architecture duo Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham know when they devised a concise presentation format for sharing projects in their studio nearly 17 years ago, that their 20 slides X 20 seconds idea (that partner Yukinari Hisayama coined "PechaKucha") would become an amazing worldwide creative phenomenon. Let's see if they can sum up this amazing tale in 6 minutes and 40 seconds, on the stage from where it all started, SuperDeluxe

Astrid KleinMark Dythamが20秒×20枚の斬新なプレゼンテーション形式を提案し、それを聞いた同僚の久山幸成が ”ぺちゃくちゃ” しゃべるみたいだねと言ってから17年前。この何気ない会話から始まったPechaKuchaはいまや世界中に広まり、世界各地で新たなクリエイティビティを生み出しています。

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Ability Not Disability

@ VOL 162 ON JAN 16, 2019

Documentary photographer Takao Ochi presents a Setsudan Venus (Amputee Venus). Ochi is challenging existing views and perceptions about people with disabilities by presenting positive photographic images of Ability not Disability and wishes to continue photographing such optimists.


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Fly High!

@ VOL 162 ON JAN 16, 2019

Drone Racing Ace, Mai Shiraishi shares about her life behind the Flight Controller and the FPV Goggles as well as the challenges of being one of the very few female pilots in Japan’s very competitive field. As the creator of "Wednesday Tokyo Whoopers (WTW)" a community for drone enthusiasts, Mai brings Tokyo’s collective drone passion to the PechaKucha Stage! 

白石麻衣は彼女の”ドローン・ライフ”について話します。Wednesday Tokyo Whoopers (WTW) というコミュニティーの立ち上げやドローンレーサーとしての経験や想いについて。

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Creative Companionship

@ VOL 162 ON JAN 16, 2019

Designer and Art Director Leta Sobierajski shares the origins of her studio with her husband and partner, Wade Jeffree, as well as their reoccurring theme to include themselves in their work as a way of exercising their bodies alongside their minds in their everyday projects, injecting personality and performance into their personal and professional work.

デザイナー/アートディレクターのLeta Sobierajskiは、夫でもあり、ビジネスパートナーでもあるWadeと一緒に仕事をしている。彼らの仕事のモットーは、身体も頭もフル活動しながら、彼ら自身を毎日の作品に投影すること。今回は、個性が光る作品を生み出し続ける彼らの、スタジオでの毎日を紹介してもらう。

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Design & Department Stores

@ VOL 162 ON JAN 16, 2019

Tokyo-based designer and design educator Ian Lynam explores the simultaneous emergence of graphic design and department stores in the Japanese cultural context.

自らデザイナーであり、デザイナーの教育もしているIan Lynamは、今回、日本のデパートを深掘り。日本文化をもとに、デパートとグラフィックデザインの関係性を紐解いていく。

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Undecided Design

@ VOL 161 ON DEC 12, 2018

Yusuke Oono, principal architect of Domino Architects, presents about his way of design which combines digital and analog, and how these techniques found their way into a very special holiday installation he's designed for Tokyo this year. 


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Mark Dytham's Holiday DeLIGHTS!

@ VOL 161 ON DEC 12, 2018

In typical PKN Tokyo holiday tradition, PechaKucha Founder Mark Dytham will share the season’s cheer the 20x20 way! Some of his classic Holiday presentations of year’s past include legendary titles such as “Yuletide Shrubbery”  “Snowflakeology” or “Ski Jumps of the World”.  Here he presents the history of the ever-holiday-present CHRISTMAS LIGHT! 

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Bean to Bar Chocolate

@ VOL 161 ON DEC 12, 2018

Chocolate maker Trevor Fast explains the process of creating small batches of two-ingredient, single-origin bean to bar chocolate. They only use cacao sourced directly from producers across the globe with whom they build strong and lasting relationships.




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 a 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)