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Summer Chelm Barbecue

Volkswagen Beetle

Fellow イタチshelter co-founder Guy is a classic Volkswagen Beetle enthusiast and regularly gets together with other Beetle drivers in Japan. This coming Sunday he is hosting a summer barbecue at Chelm VW Specialists in Ibaraki City. I will be singing… Read more

August 28th, 2014

Pecha Kucha Night Kyoto Podcast vol 2: Melinda Heal

Textiles by Melinda Heal

Pecha Kucha Night Kyoto Podcast vol 2 is now ready for your enjoyment. Eric Luong and I are your hosts. Our guest this time is Australian textile artist Melinda Heal. You can follow Pecha Kucha Night Kyoto on Soundcloud.

August 19th, 2014

Podcast recording today

Rock wall

Today I will be recording volume 2 of the Pecha Kucha Night Kyoto podcast with fellow organizer Eric Luong. Our guest this time will be past PKN Kyoto presenter Melinda Heal. We’ll be recording somewhere in the Shijo Kawaramachi area… Read more

August 2nd, 2014

Pecha Kucha Night Osaka vol. 6

Grand Front Osaka

Sometimes people I meet are confused about which Pecha Kucha Night I help organize since there are several in Kansai, including Osaka, which is where I live. I am actually part of the talented and diverse organizing team at Pecha… Read more

August 1st, 2014

Yona Yona Shoten – Summer Chill

Yona Yona Shoten - Summer Chill

Yuko Shimada’s Yona Yona Shoten (夜な夜な書店) is back at イタチshelter this Saturday. Let’s cool off together with summer books and beer at Yuko’s pop-up indie bookstore. If you bring a book that reminds you of summer, you get a beer…. Read more

July 23rd, 2014