Past Tokyo Event: VOL 139

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Shenzhen Princess - Girls Breaking Into The World of Chinese Manufacturing

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

"I will print my own better quality hardback!"

In Shenzhen Princess - Girls Breaking Into The World of Chinese Manufacturing from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139Chris Wang and Jacinta Plucinski shared their journey to the making of their book filed with adventure, adversity and love. In this presentation, they discussed about manufacturing in Shenzhen, why there are almost no females involved in it, experiences of a female manufacturer, and whats being done to change things.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, October 14th, 2016. 


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Seeing Unseen Beauty

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

In "Seeing Unseen Beauty" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 139, computer scientist and entrepreneur Christian Perwass, together with physicist Eckhard Hitzer invented a computer program to visualize microscopic symmetry of matter. It is the first time that abstract space symmetry of crystals can be explored with interactive animated three-dimensional graphics.

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The Secret Power of Cosplay

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

"The thing about cosplay is that it unites people."

In "The Secret Power of Cosplay" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139Fenix D' Joan the creator of CosFashion, a blend of cosplay and fashion, which recaptures that magic and power. From at what age do we forget the magic of playing make believe and stop relying on one of our greatest powers?

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, October 21st, 2016. 


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Making Imagination Reality with Autodesk

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

ものづくり、都市デザイン、建築、CG、映画等の制作用ソフトウェアを開発販売し、クリエイターを応援サポートしているオートデスク。広報ご担当の池田一臣さんが、2016年10月26日から開催されるTokyo Design Weekでのオートデスクの出展内容や企画イベントを紹介されています。

Manufacturing, urban design, architecture, CG, film effects; Autodesk software supports creators from all over make their imaginings a reality. Hear from the talented Kazuomi Ikeda about Autodesk’s exciting exhibitions to be on display from October 26th at Tokyo Design Week 2016!

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Infinite Expressions to Create the Present

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016


PIGMENT is the lab/shop focussed on traditional Asian painting materials, ranging from the very finest to the most rare. Kei Iwaizumi, the artist and manager behind PIGMENT, will guide us through the fantastic world of these materials and their qualities, sharing how ancient techniques have developed his deep knowledge while informing his wide-ranging experience and development of modern methods.

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Back to Origin

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

“I use free diving as a tool to share the beauty of connecting with the water, nature and myself.”

In "Back to Origin" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139, by representing the aquatic realm in a way that the world has never seen, Ai Futaki highlights the meaning and expression of the human–water connection. As the winner of Guinness World Record for the longest distance swam in cape with one breath, she uses freediving as a tool to be the bridge between the underwater world and the human world.

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Good Job! Center KASHIBA

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

建築家の大西麻貴さんは百田有希さんと設計事務所「o+h」を設立後、 活躍著しい若手建築家として次々に作品を発表してきました。 今回、2016年9月にオープンした障がいのある人とともに社会に新しい仕事を作る場所、「Good Job! Center KASHIBA」についてプレゼンテーションされています。 2016年グッドデザイン賞金賞受賞の「Good Job! 」プロジェクト。そのコア施設は、地域や利用者との共生が体現された、素晴らしい建築空間になっています!

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Hardcore: Japan's Extreme Underground

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

“Japan is not just about video games, anime, sushi..but it is incredibly diverse, progressive and colourful.”

In "Hardcore: Japan's Extreme Underground" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139Matt Ketchum speaks about his enthusiasm towards Japan's extreme underground life as a musician. Japan's well known for its robots, anime, sushi, and ninja, but that's nowhere near the whole of Japan's cultural identity. Unseen, unheard, and damn near unsearchable but nevertheless teeming with energy, there is a completely separate dimension of Japan's creative communities: the extreme music underground.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, October 7th, 2016. 

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Girl Power! 3D and CG Modeled Characters

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016


Mika Sawae leads the creators’ unit, “Tsukurujo.” She will be presenting on the process of making various and numerous 3D and CG modelled characters, and the processes of assigning each with distinct motifs and unique voices to capture the attention and imagination of their audience.

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Noh Fusion! Traditional Japanese Theatre Meets Contemporary Western Music

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016


Ryoko Aoki is pushing the boundaries of Japan’s traditional Noh theater by fusing it with of contemporary music of major world composers. She will be presenting on these theatrical crossroads, as well as on other highly-motivated musical projects, including the Opera “Himitsu no Neya” in which spirited French composer Aurélien Dumont wrote the lead role specifically for her performance.

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Complexity Emerging Architecture

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016


Chiba Institute of Technology students, Yuki Yoshida, Rika Suzuki and Misaki Nishizawa, will present on a recent architectural assignment, elaborating on the highly complex facility that emerged from the project, and insights gained from its design.

Eckhard Hitzer
Physicist, International Christian University in Tokyo
Ai Futaki
Guiness World Record Holder, Underwater Artist, Explorer, Cinematographer, Performer, Model, Presenter, Instructor in Tokyo
Fenix D'Joan
Motivational Cosplayer , UniCon in Tokyo
Chris Wang
Product Designer, Zoot Publishing, Hackerfarm in Tokyo
Matt Ketchum
Founder, Kaala in Tokyo
Ryoko Aoki
Noh Artist / Contemporary Music Artist in Tokyo
Kei Iwaizumi
Manager of PIGMENT, Artist, PIGMENT in Tokyo
Maki Onishi
Architect, 大西麻貴+百田有希/o+h in Tokyo
Mika Sawae
Art Director, Illustrator, TSUKURUJYO in Tokyo
Kazuomi Ikeda
PR divisiion, Autodesk, Inc. in Tokyo