Kyoto Is a Glocal City Having Both Traditional Culture and Cosmopolitan Atmosphere

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I said that Shiga was much more interesting than Kyoto in one of my posts before-haha, but Kyoto can be exciting, too.

Having lived in the countryside in the last 9 years, I do miss a city life time to time, and visiting Kyoto, which happens to be the nearest big city, is refreshing. On top of that, Kyoto isn’t just a regular city, it is international and yet people there are interested in Japanese culture, which creates different kind of  dynamics from Tokyo.

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PechaKucha Night Kyoto was a good example of such an energy. PechaKucha Night is a social event that people can network with one another while listening to some people’s presentations.

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20 x 20 means that each presenter shows 20 Powerpoint slides and spends 20 seconds describing each slide.  So it is about 6 minutes altogether making it short and concise.

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Presentations were given in English or in Japanese, talking about sustaining traditional farming,

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Sake,

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tea,

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or calligraphy, since the theme of the night was “Inspired by Tradition”.

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There was a party time, too.

PechaKucha Night was born in Tokyo but it has gone global, spread to over 900 cities around the world.

http://www.pechakucha.org/

Anyway, Kyoto is quite exciting and I do recommend that you visit there.

But don’t forget to come to Shiga-haha, it is just right next to it.

 

 

 

 

 

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