Past Tokyo Event: VOL 112

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Tokyo Pub Crawl

@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

With a camera and a motorcycle during his first visit to Japan, Andrew Nguyen learned the importance of keeping one's eyes open to new experiences. Listen as he talks about his company Tokyo Pub Crawl which aims for eveyone to experience something great and new in Tokyo. 

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Tales of Recipes

@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

Artist Aomi Miyamoto speaks on her illustrative project whereby she shows off ingredients and recipes hailing from the Edo era. She takes us through the process of cooking these traditional meals, and talks about the lessons she learned along the way.

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Design by Six

@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

B6 Studio member Takahiro Kuramoto speaks on the varied product designs his six-person team have worked on, from gift-ribbon rubber bands, to minimalist coffee cups, to invisible-winter-tree snowdomes. 

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Look Who's Back in Town

@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

PechaKucha Night Nara organizer Hiro Nakanishi journeys back to Tokyo for a sequel to his presentation on exploring world cafes. Here he discusses where he's been for the past year, and promises to return once spring has come to Tokyo once again. 

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Ken and Mary's Sex Education

@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

"It seemed like a good idea at the time..."

In the PechaKucha Spirit of Valentines Day, we ask "What happens when you have two naked female and male dolls, snow on the ground, and a camera?" -- A rather risqué (and hilariously absurd) education on sexual relationships of course! (and now a book well!) Listen as Katsumi Saiki talks about his love of photography and sex from Ken and Mary's Sex Education from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 112

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Our Bricks are Drops

@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

What if a building could act as a living being; could absorb and conserve heat energy with no insulation at all?

Matyas Gutai, founder of Allwater, explains his water-based wall heating/cooling system and goes into depth on how he is making it a reality. He believes the Allwater method of interior heating and cooling will reduce our reliance on our city's power grid and take microclimate control in a new, exciting direction.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 4, 2014.

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The Cure for Hangovers

@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

Miho Ota tries to find the solution to something that people from various other countires have been trying to find for years: a cure to hangovers. If you have ever experienced the painfullness of a hangover , then Miho has several solutions from friends and family that she has personally tested that could help in the future wild night outs.   

"Presentation of the Day" on April 11, 2014.

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Traditional Phallacies

@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

Renowned collector Shinobu Machida returns to speak on the topic of lucky cats, large-balled tanuki often found in front of izakaya-style Japanese bars, big-headed "fukusuke" statues, as well as numerous well-endowed figures and phallic statues. 

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7 Points On Growing Up

@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

Eveyone often asks,"what do you want to do when you grow up?" but they never ask what you have learned along the way. Takeshi Yanagisawa takes the seven points of what his daughter, Lily Yanasigawa, has learned about growing up and relates it to his work to let others understand the hardships, but focus on what is most important during the process. 


Hiro Nakanishi
cafe owner in Nara
Ryu Konno
SuperDeluxe in Tokyo
Shinobu Machida
Collector 庶民文化探求家 in Tokyo
B6 studio
Product Designer in Tokyo
Miho Ota
Writer, Editor in Tokyo
Katsumi Saiki
Photographer in Tokyo
Matyas Gutai
Founder, Allwater in Tokyo