TOKYO Search Results: “Blue”

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The Best Things in Life are Cheap!

@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

"Our mission is to dispel this myth that Tokyo is this crazy expensive place." 

From humble beginnings, tech entrepreneur Chris Kirkland's website, Tokyo Cheapo, a travel and culture guide dedicated to life in Japan on a budget, has grown to a monthly readership over 150,000. From getting to and fro, to staying in rock-bottom-priced accommodation, even to finding love, Tokyo Cheapo covers it all on life in Tokyo on the cheap!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June, 26th 2015. 

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Surfing in the Deep Blue



4 time (consecutive) victor at the All Japan Student Surfing Championships, Leki Nagahara, awakened to surf culture and music in surf towns his 20s. Now he is managing and directing his own Indigo dye studio iBB located in the seaside of Tokushima Prefecture, and he is proactively working on a wide range of activities to convey charms of nature and rural life through product creation that combines indigo dye, pilgrim culture and surf. In his presentation, he will show and tell us some of his amazing works and activities!

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Perfect Powder Blue Skies

@ VOL 157 ON MAY 30, 2018

Drian Von Golden, musician, actor and writer, takes you on his journey of finding his voice! Join him as he takes you through those dark alleys where light doesn’t shine and into those lightless tunnels obstructed by failure and back onto those sunny winding mountain roads up into the perfect powder blue skies peppered with cotton puff clouds.

ミュージシャン、俳優、そしてライターと多彩な才能で活躍するDrian Von Goldenは、自身の旅について語ってくれます。ある夏の日のこと。ロンドンでバイクに乗っていた彼は道路に追突してしまう。第一の人生の終わりでもあり、新しい視野が開けた瞬間でもありました。三大陸を巡り、日本で自身の映画会社を立ち上げるまでの彼の壮大な旅を一緒に楽しみましょう!


SITEWIDE Search Results: “Blue”

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Designer in Warren, Maine
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Architect, Bourne Blue Architecture in Newcastle
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Tangaroa Blue, protect our oceans, Tangaroa Blue Foundation in Townsville
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Dr. Sofi Blue
Lecturer, Department of Biology, Primate Behavior and Ecology Program, Central Washington University in Ellensburg
Phebe Blue
in Omaha
Lucy Blue
in Nuevo Leon


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Japanese Swords

@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Al Furuto is an actor, stuntman and collector of Japanese Swords for the past 30 years. He is a part of the Japanese Sword Society, where he served as president, and is the current vice president. He offers some insight into the process and rich history of sword production.

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Pop-Up City

@ VOL 5 ON FEB 28, 2013

Today’s world cities deal with many problems related to rapidly increasing international societal, cultural, technologic and economic transformation processes. More variableness in economic, political and cultural patterns leads to new expectations and renewals of dynamic capacities of the city. The Pop-Up City is a blog that explores the latest designs, trends and ideas that shape the city of the future.

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@ VOL 9 ON FEB 25, 2014

From his shop at the train station Steven van Beek sees a whole bunch of people passing by everyday. From elderly to newborns from filthy rich to poor, from across the globe. One could say: the entire society. Often these people stop and buy something. Or they have discussions in front of the shop. Steven observes and translates these observations into a blog. This blog is not about him, but about the people and their amazing daily adventures.

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Sushi Blogging

@ VOL 2 ON MAR 20, 2015

Using food as a way to learn more about culture, while living in Aomori City, Japan for 5 years, Tesia Smith took on her own challenge, eating her favorite restuarant's entire menu. Finding new favorite sushi and challenging unpleasant sushi, she created a blog her sushi journey. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 6, 2015.

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The Year-Long Adventures of the Blue Shoes

@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

"I began looking at the world asking 'where could I put the blue shoes in this setting'?"

In The Year-Long Adventures of the Blue Shoes from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 2, interdisciplinary scholar Michael R. Hill shares the story of how during a creative exercise from a 2013 Teacher Workshop on Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at School of the Art Institute Chicago, his blue Nike Hyper Enforcer shoes became the inspiration of a year long visual daily blog, full of creative adventure, and a bit of hilarity.

 This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, Octobern 26th, 2015.

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Words about Swords

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Gabriel Lebec is a total nerd about swords. In this PK presentation, learn a little bit about how traditional swords are made!

Gabe earned a B.A. in Mathematics & Studio Art from Georgetown University, studied prehealth at New York University, and spent years in biomedical research. He now teaches software development at Fullstack Academy. He loves anything combining aesthetics & technics: typography, photography, Japanese swords, etc.

Visit for more!

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The United Nations of Food

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Hear Charles Bibilos, writer of the United Nations of Food blog, talk about his quest to eat food from every country in the world (160 countries), without ever leaving New York City. Yum!

Help Charles finish his quest! Help him eat: East Timor, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, The Gambia, Kenya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

If you can help, or want to go out to eat with Charles, email him at

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I Believe In You - Your Magic Is Real

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Devin Person believes in you - your magic is real!

Devin Person is a wizard. His first book, Mysteries of the Deep, is being released on March 13th as a Kickstarter spell to raise $420. Learn more here.

Blending mystical insights with irreverent wit, Person transforms occult techniques into accessible, modern ideas that his clients and readers can use to create powerful changes in their own subjective experiences.

When not writing bios, Devin Person enjoys worshipping a Gnome god of humor and fending off attacks from his cat, Loki

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Border City Living

@ VOL 2 ON MAY 31, 2017

Deidre Ritsche is incredibly passionate about the Windsor Essex-County community and has created a blog to connect with all of her favourite local people, places and things.

She belives that in order to thrive, we need to cherish our neighbourhoods and nurture our local businesses. She encourages everyone to get out and explore!

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Being a Designer in Today's Market and The Art of Paola Viadana

Chris Byrne is a furniture designer and maker, and you could also describe him as whimsical, smart, witty and insightful. In this presentation (from PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 1), he discusses what it means to be a designer in today’s market.  Paola Viadana is a painter and expert in languages, and is interested in art and primitive symbolism. She pursues ongoing research using art, and in her later works increasingly with the use of photographic instruments. Since 1996, she has participated in fifteen group exhibitions and five solo shows. This presentation (in Italian, from PKN Genoa Vol. 1) covers some of her work.

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The Gardens of Blue Mountains and the Evolution of a Designer

Keris Macarthur is a writer and gardener. In this presentation (from PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 1), she talks about her love of Blue Mountains gardens, including her own, and how she sees gardening as a creative outlet. For Keris, you can find pure happiness in piles of soil, with all of its untapped possibilities. Quentin Thiaucourt is a designer, and in this presentation (in French, from PKN Bordeaux Vol. 4) he takes us on a tour of the works that have marked his career so far, starting with work he produced as a young boy!

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A Kiln-Fired Friendship

“We made 120 ceramic cockatoos — it took 20 firings in total.” Julianne Smallwood met her friend Judy about ten years ago through the world of ceramics. In “A Kiln-Fired Friendship” from PKN Blue Mountains, Vol. 6, she details her collaboration with Judy and also delves into the challenges of ceramic-firing, building kilns, and the process of crafting beautiful, delicate words of art.

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Sushi Blogging

"In 2013 the most expensive fish was sold for 1.8 million dollars..." Using food as a way to learn more about culture, while living in Aomori City, Japan for 5 years, Tesia Smith took on her own challenge, eating her favorite restuarant's entire menu. In "Sushi Blogging" from PKN Accident Vol. 2, we see that finding new favorite sushi and challenging unpleasant sushi, she created a blog her sushi journey. 

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Art Bound by Response

"That ephemeral response in the conversations [about one's own art] has become an integral part of the work."In Art Bound by Response from Blue Mountains, Vol. 11, Visual artist Fiona Davis presents the creation of Visual Bind website promoting the work of artists and giving a tribune to their critical writing in response to their own projects/practice and their peers's art, a barter system where each artist writes essay and gets written about once a year in perpetual motion starting from around 60 artists. Visual Bind will publish an online quarterly journal to which interested artist may subscribe.Check it out!

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The Tool Librarian

"I love tools." In The Tool Librarian from Blue Mountains Vol. 11. Justin Morrissey proposes the idea of "Toolo," a lending library for tools and equipment that services the needs of various community interests.  The library hopes to have a small functional space where visiting members, who wouldn't use a particular tool frequently enough to warrant purchasing it, can not only borrow it from the tool library, but also receive assistance from experts on how to best use it. What a brilliant idea! Time to get your library card!  

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City Focus: Blue Mountains

As the Northern Hemisphere heads into Autumn, we take this week's city focus down under to the Blue Mountains of Australia whose latest PechaKucha Night presentations come to welcome spring. Held at the historic Carrington Hotel, a host of delightful presenters shared a night of fun and imagination the PechaKucha way.  

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The Year-Long Adventures of the Blue Shoes

"I began looking at the world asking 'where could I put the blue shoes in this setting'?" In The Year-Long Adventures of the Blue Shoes from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 2, interdisciplinary scholar Michael R. Hill shares the story of how during a creative exercise from a 2013 Teacher Workshop on Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at School of the Art Institute Chicago, his blue Nike Hyper Enforcer shoes became the inspiration of a year long visual daily blog, full of creative adventure, and a bit of hilarity.  

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Speaker Alex Giuchard LinkedIn blog

Woo! Great exposure for Peacha Kucha Wanaka as one of our speakers, Alex Guichard, gave us a glowing write-up on his LinkedIn – follow the link at the bottom to check it out! In the meantime our volunteers are having a well-earned break following the success of the first Pecha Kucha night here in Wanaka. But fear not, ‘cause we’ve got more content coming for you soon, so stay tuned folks!    

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What the heck is a PechaKucha? - blog post by Wes Lucus

This blog was written by Wes Lucus, who presented at PechaKucha #ldnont vol. 2 on April 25. Check out his presetnation: "What I Learned From My Mission To Mars" ************** I was warned. It wouldn’t be easy. But what I experienced in that space shuttle would teach me one of the most valuable life lessons.   PeCHA KuCHA: The sound of “chit chat” Originating in Japan, and taking place in cities all around the world, speakers share their stories with a slideshow of 20 photos, each showing for 20 seconds. In April I had the pleasure of participating in this unique event with my story entitled “What I learned from my mission to Mars.” I volunteered to speak because I saw it as an opportunity to stretch – to practice and grow in a few different ways: Speaking The most valuable skills, regardless of your job or environment, involve communication. The 2 most universally valuable are persuasion and public speaking. In order to continually improve, I’m always looking for opportunities to speak. When I’m at the front of the room, I’m usually leading a training or workshop, so PechaKucha allowed me to have a little more fun and flexibility, and to get out of my comfort zone a bit. I got to choose the topic and the message with only 2 restrictions: It had to match 20 slides at 20 seconds each (6min 40sec total), and it couldn’t be a sales pitch. Those of you who know me well know I’m an introvert who rarely shows much enthusiasm, so I purposefully chose a story that would not work unless I told it with enthusiasm – forcing me to stretch and get a little uncomfortable. Language Patterns One of my favorite things about NLP is the study of language patterns – using certain words and phrases, and structuring your message to communicate with the subconscious mind, as well as the conscious. While the average listener will say “Oh, it’s about roller coasters… but not really. It’s about a lot of things, I guess,” NLP nerds and students of my Influence & Impact course will be able to spot a some of those patterns in my story. I’m constantly playing with those language patterns, working them into my speech intentionally so that they start to come out automatically and effectively, and I thoroughly enjoyed planning this talk around them. Timing It’s a personal hangup I’ve had… Whether it’s a 2 minute talk, or a 2 day workshop, the only thing that gets me nervous around the idea of public speaking is the timing. I never know if I’m going to go over, or way under, and I haven’t yet figured out how to tell by the content I have planned. The only way I’ve had any certainty with this ahead of time was if I had every word scripted, and tested for timing… but every scripted or written word costs you connection with the audience, so I knew I would have to overcome my timing anxiety a different way. This event was a great opportunity to work with that – Not only did I have to finish right at 6:40, but ideally I also needed to keep pace with the changing slides every 20 seconds. I won’t say it was easy… I spent half a day trying to figure out whether to put the slideshow together first, or figure out what I was going to say first. I eventually settled on the slideshow, because it would be just enough structure for me to improvise the rest around. Once the 20 slides were set and submitted, I loosely outlined what I wanted to say. Then I memorized the order of the slides, and then just practiced telling my story in the order of the slides. Eventually, after I got the big pieces in place, I started practicing with the timing. I got an app on my phone called Tabata Timer which gave me audio cues every 20 seconds, and just told the story. Every time I heard a beep, I knew it was time to move on to the next slide, and that allowed me to practice without script or notes, allowed the story to change with each run-through, and gave me an unconscious sense of the timing. Making a mark in London I knew I would only be in London for a short while. Being around amazing people, being involved in the local community, I saw this as a way to leave something behind, to give some kind of positive message, and to be remembered. Maybe it comes down to some deep desire to satisfy my ego, some need for significance… but it’s also about connection, and being a part of the family – and I definitely felt all of that as a result of participating.   FYI – You can see past and upcoming Pecha Kucha events in London HERE.   ~Wes Lucus