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Words about Swords

BY GABRIEL LEBEC
@ 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 bit.ly/jsword for more!

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A Mask for all Occasions

BY DAVID DIXON
@ VOL 4 ON JAN 19, 2016

IT Consultant David Dixon talks us through the hidden meaning behind masks – not just the physical masks that have appeared in popular culture for centuries, but the masks we all where every day to hide our true self and our emotions.

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Into the Afterlife with Style

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

最近見かける機会が減ってきた、 日本の豪華絢爛な霊柩車とその背景。 極楽浄土への入り口とは?を豊かな知識で町田忍さんが語ります!

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Innovation, The Traditional Arts and Crafts

BY NAGOMU OGURA
@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

染色クリエイターの小倉和さんは、 日本の伝統技法である染色を、 新たな表現で発信するアーティスト達の集うテキスタイルブランド 「TSUNE」 を立ち上げました。染色の様々な見せ方や発信方法、アートとテキスタイル、芸術と文化の暮らしとの交わりについて、たっぷりお話ししてくださいます。

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The Power of Radio

BY CARLOS CHIRINOS
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.

Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab

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Bill Wood, Eldora Hoover, and Their Famous Friend

BY JEFFERY SCHIELKE
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 16, 2017

Jeffery Schielke, longtime mayor and local historian of Batavia, Illinois, shared his reflections on Batavia’s well-known educators, Eldora Hoover and Bill Wood, their collection of crosses, and their interest in Japanese customs and traditions. In their search for supplies for the Japanese tea ceremony, Eldora and Bill discovered a store in Chicago owned by Jun Toguri and his daughter, Iva. As their friendship grew, Iva revealed the story of an American citizen trapped in Japan during World War II—her story. Once called Tokyo Rose, she was imprisoned in the United States for treason. Ultimately, President Gerald R. Ford granted a full and unconditional pardon to Iva Toguri, which restored her U.S. citizenship.

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Joropo Tuero, de lo tradicional a lo urbano

BY EDWARD RAMIREZ
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 02, 2017

El cuatrista Edward Ramirez y el cantante Rafael Pino, ambos músicos venezolanos, nos cuentan sobre su proyecto El Tuyero Ilustrado. Con este proyecto buscan unificar lo tradicional del joropo venezolano con lo urbano y actual. 

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Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen

BY NICHOLAS COFFEE
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.

Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)

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Gourds Revitalize Yoro

BY SAKINO KAWASE
@ YORO ART NIGHT POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON NOV 18, 2017

大垣養老高校の生徒が通学に利用する「養老鉄道」が利用者不足により廃線の危機に瀕しています。鉄道を存続させるために「瓢箪倶楽部秀吉」は発足し、町の特産である瓢箪を使った町興し活動をはじめました。ひょうたん文化を伝承し、若い世代が「ずっと住みたい」と思えるような町づくりをめざしています。

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Del Otro Lado: A Narrative

BY ANGELICA MERCADO
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 01, 2017

Angelica Mercado’s work is the ultimate fight for identity. In "Del Otro Lado: A Narrative...," Mercado tackles the tough issues in an attempt to embrace the divide in which she exists. Therefore, her work demonstrates the constant state of confusion in which she stumbles, falls, stands, fights and ultimately lives in, with themes of loss, trauma, longing, healing, and overall finding a sense of belonging in this space she calls home. In a time of escalated tension toward immigrants and their families, “Del Otro Lado,” shines a light on the status quo. For those who are on this side, you will find yourself thinking, questioning, and overall attempting to understand what it means, to live in the in-between; in-between two cultures, two countries, two identities.”

See more of her work: https://www.angelicamercado.com/

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20-Second Beer Break

One of the most sacred of PechaKucha Night traditions is of course the "Beer Break," but Kelly O'Keefe introduced a new concept during her presentation at PKN Portsmouth Vol. 2: the 20-second beer break. Indeed, celebrate!

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Journey into Eldership

The communal lifestyle and ritual of the Cree aboriginal tribes played a key role in the lives of the two presenters of today's edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Edmonton Vol. 15). We hear from Elder Gilman Cardinal and Tashina Makokis, two members of the Cree tribe, separated by a generation. Gilman speaks of his childhood with the tribe, his adulthood outside of it, and his return through eldership. Tashina speaks on the importance of perpetuating the Cree's cultural memory. She discusses her role in bringing together the youth and elders of her community in an effort to preserve cultural traditions.

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Canada's Pastime: Road Hockey

"Car! ... Game on!" Nostalgia, esprit de corps, bloody smiles, fraternal nicknames, intrepid rivalries, asphalt and hockey sticks -- this is the stuff of pastimes. Longtime photographer, would-be historian, and road hockey habitué Mario Bartel speaks of his lifetime relationship with what he has dubbed Canada's national pastime. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Canada's Pastime: Road Hockey" from PKN New Westminster Vol. 2, Mario talks about his unofficial local league (made up of various members of the community), which plays from October to May in any weather. He shares how, over the years, various traditions have sprung up around the games, and naturally -- as a photographer -- Bartel has covered them all.

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Yuletide Shrubbery

Ever seen a Christmas tree made of carolers? How about a tree floating in the harbor? PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham offers some insight into one of the most recognizable holiday season traditions: the Christmas tree. In "Yuletide Shrubbery" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 109 he speaks on the history of this perennial tradition, and shows off some of the world's most unique Christmas tree creations.

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A Swiss and Japanese Friendship

"It's hard to summarise the more than 240 events that took place celebrating the 150 years of friendship between Switzerland and Japan...but let's start right here at PechaKucha."In A Swiss and Japanese Friendship from Tokyo Vol. 121, Head of Culture and Public Affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo, Miguel Perez-La Plante speaks on the numerous events that were put together to celebrate Switzerland and Japan's shared traditions in art, design, architechture, literature, music, theatre, food as well as humanitariansm.  This presenation originally was featured to commemorate the series of cultural events mentioned within that took place earlier in 2015. PechaKucha spotlights it again for our second collaboration with the Swiss Embassy later this week, together bringing a special instalment of PKN to Tokyo Art Book Fair 2015, Powered by PechaKucha. For more details, visit here! 

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Vilnius of Tomorrow

"We invited electronica producers and singers from Japan to come to Lithuania to have a concert at a traditional Catholic church. Not to be mistaken, this was an LSD dream coming true."  In Vilnius of Tomorrow from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 130, cultural planner, graphic designer, and altogether eccentric Lithuanian, Sergej Grigorjev spotlights some of the hidden creativity that can be found in one of eastern Europe's most beautiful and forward thinking capitals, Vilnius. He shares how the community is taking old traditions and re-imagining them in new ways to cultivate fresh perspectives and world-wide attention. And as part of Vilnius' creative resurgence, he has started a series of events - MADE IN JAPAN - with a focus on creative collaboration between Japan and the Baltic States.

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A Sense of Place

"Through hiking and singing, I discovered how deeply in love I was with my culture... With Bulgaria." In “A Sense of Place" from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol. 11, Bistra Hristova creates an audiovisual journey through several Bulgarian Mountains and their unique folklore traditions.

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City Focus: Bardejov

PechaKucha Night Bardejov hosts it's 10th volume this week in their scenic town center which dates back the the 1200's, and is recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known for its Medieval, Renaissance, and Gothic architecture, Bardejov draws on its rich heritage to further develop cultural traditions, such as an annual trade fair, the Roland Games, and PechaKucha Night! 

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City Focus: Leiden

Known as the birthplace of Rembrandt, the great Dutch painter, Leiden continues to preserve its artistic traditions with its vibrant 17th-century buildings and scenic canals that open new pathways to your inner peace. On November 7th, Leiden is having an extra-special Japan themed event for PechaKucha Night Leiden Vol. 25. You definitely don't want to miss this one! Hope to see you all there!

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PKN Poster Spotlight: Nikko

This adorable poster for PechaKucha Night Nikko Vol. 4 spotlights the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac, one of the most celebrated cultural traditions of predicting fortune in East Asia. People born in a specific year are believed to attain certain attributes of the zodiac animal. Perhaps, these party animals are predicting the next year's fortune as they huddle around the warm bonfire in the lively textile forest. As the year of dog is coming to an end, the year of boar awaits us! For more posters, please check out our Instagram and Tumblr!