Past Tokyo Event: VOL 159

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VOL 159

September 26, 2018
@ SuperDeluxe

Don't miss our September edition of inspiring and creative bonanza, taking place on WEDNESDAY, September 26 at SuperDeluxe. 

Doors open at 19:00 (7pm), presentations begin 20:20 sharp! (8:20pm) Entrance is ¥1000 -- no need to pre-order -- just come down on the night!

The lineup of presenters will be updated over the coming weeks, and make sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, or our Tokyo blog for all the news, and more info on the presenters.


Please note, PechaKucha Night Tokyo is now a smoke-free environment! 禁煙へのご協力をよろしくお願いします。

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Creatively Expressing Japan's Sights, Sounds, and Smells

@ VOL 159 ON SEP 26, 2018

As Japan positions itself as a "travel centered country," it is looking to attract more and more visitors each year. While there is so much to see and do, most travelers only visit the same areas again and again. Elizabeth Mueller proposes an immersive exhibition that would travel from country to country bringing to life the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the Japanese culture in immersive ways. Enticing travelers to visit not just the well-known destinations, but, lesser-known as well.

日本は自国のことを「旅行中心」の国というにふさわしく、毎年観光客の数を増やしている。それにもかかわらず、観光客が訪れる場所はいつも同じ。Elizabeth Muellerは、五感を使って日本文化にどっぷり浸ることのできる方法を提案する。まだみぬ日本の魅力を発掘してみてはいかがだろうか。

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Nightscapes Sealed with Delight

@ VOL 159 ON SEP 26, 2018

Artist Yukino Ohmura presenters mesmerizing night city views made by using a mosaic of round colorful stickers found in office product stores. Up close they seem chaotic, and only when creating a distance between them does a truth of their illusion emerge, Hori-san notes, not unlike our human struggle through a world filled with uncertain and unstable truths that only make sense with space. Her artworks focuses on finding truth in chaos

2010 年から文房具シールで都会の夜景を再現する






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Between Grotesque and Beautiful

@ VOL 159 ON SEP 26, 2018

Fish market worker Harue Suzuki introduces an offbeat world of collage art, using fish intestines ...yes, you read that correctly, fish intestines. “The fresh ones are so colorful and beautiful”, Suzuki san notes. These curious artworks will surely leave us with a sense of wonder. We can’t wait!


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The Art of Capturing Dreams

@ VOL 159 ON SEP 26, 2018

After 20 years working in Advertising and living in 9 countries, Manuel Camino, who worked on things like the Xbox 360,  has made so far a living out of visualizing some of his dreams for clients like Nike, Sony, Microsoft, Suzuki, Heineken, Twitter, Samsung, and many others. In his presentation, Manuel makes visible to everybody's eyes what he only saw once, right when his own were closed.

広告業に従事した20年間で、暮らした国は9カ国。夢を具現化することを仕事にするManuel Caminoは、代表作Xbox 360の他、現在はナイキ、ソニー、マイクロソフト、スズキ、ハイネケン、ツイッター、サムスンなどのビッグネームを顧客にもつ。彼が仕事を通して得たビジョンを知れば、あなたもハッと驚かせられる。

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Fascinated by Snow Mountains

@ VOL 159 ON SEP 26, 2018

One snow mountain photo provided enough reason for Risa (@risacollage) to start hiking. She’ll present the true beauty of hiking and the appeal of snow mountains by impressing us with some amazing photos!



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The Reason We Grow Silkworms

@ VOL 159 ON SEP 26, 2018

Kazushi Tomita who works in his families 440-years kimono business, will present about sericulture, or silk farming, and natural-dyed hand-weaving kimonos. He’ll invite us to his shop, Aoyama Tomihiro, where every month he holds events, called YORIAI1-1-1, in order to facilitate discussion about handcraft and its value. 

創業440年の企業「とみひろ」を継ぐ冨田和司は、自社で始めた養蚕と、草木染め着物作りについてプレゼンテーシ ョンを行います。彼の店舗青山とみひろでは、毎月YORIAI1-1-1というイベントを通して、手仕事の魅力を考えるイベントを開いています。

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The Man Who Fell into His Own Shadow

@ VOL 159 ON SEP 26, 2018

Tech guy Peter Mears shares his passion of the skies revealing answers to some the questions we have wanted to ask about skydiving.

スカイダイビングのことなら、Peter Mearsに聞いてみよう。テックへの情熱もすごいけど、空への情熱も負けないくらい熱い彼なら、なんでも答えてくれるはず。


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Creating Smart Future-Forward Products

@ VOL 159 ON SEP 26, 2018

Product Designer Leah King will present how our role as designers is shifting with the increase in our population, decrease in our resources and the fast-paced evolution of technology. There is a need for technology to become invisible and additive in our lives. She believes that with restraint, editing and tasteful execution of our designs we can create meaningful and smarter product experiences.

プロダクトデザイナーLeah King のプレゼンテーションは、人口増加、諸資源の減少、そして急速な技術革新の中でのデザイナーの役割がどのような変化を遂げているかについて。彼女いわく、もっと有意義かつスマートなUXのためには、デザインの無駄を徹底的に削ぎ落としつつ粋さも残すことが不可欠だそうだ。

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Character a Day

@ VOL 159 ON SEP 26, 2018

Yeka Haski is a multi-media artist, creating character-related artworks, illustrations and product design. In April 2018 she started a project called "Character a day" to challenge herself and to understand why we all love characters so much, and how to make a great one.

Yeka Haski はキャラクターをモチーフにしてイラストやデザインを創り出すマルチメディアアーティスト。2018年4月には ”Character a Day” (1日1キャラ) というプロジェクトを始動し、なぜ私たちはキャラクターが好きなのか、そして人気のキャラクターを生み出すにはどうすれば良いかを模索している。


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Not 'Burning man' but 'Lighting man'

@ VOL 159 ON SEP 26, 2018

Kanto Gakuin University architecture students introduce 6 imaginative projects that they have built as part of their studies. Smiles abound! 


KGU Building Workshop
Architecture students in Yokohama
Yukino Ohmura
Artist in Tokyo
Manuel Camino
Freelance Director and Visual Artist, Besides ForestForRent, is my illustration site.
Elizabeth Mueller
Community Strategist, Be Here LLC in Tokyo
Yeka Haski
artist in Tokyo
Leah King
Senior Experience Designer, Fuseproject in San Francisco
Kazushi Tomita
Kimono Maker, Tomohiro in Tokyo
Peter Mears
Skydiver/TechGuy in Tokyo