Inspire Japan Stories for Global Pecha Kucha Day (Vancouver) / 20 collage slides

Inspire Japan Stories for Global Pecha Kucha Day by Dave Olson
Inspire Japan Stories for Global Pecha Kucha Day by Dave Olson

Anecdotes and inspiration from working and hitchhiking in Japan including visiting hot springs, working in an enoki mushroom farm, meeting interesting folks proud of their town and hobbies. Plus exploring Japanese culture in Guam, Palau and Yap.

Developed for Global Pecha Kucha Day in Vancouver for “Inspire Japan” event/campaign (see below for more). Slides made with kind and able assistance from Mr. Dani Robles of Valencia, Espana.

Inspire Japan Stories 1: Collage
Inspire Japan Stories 1: Collage
Inspire Japan Stories 2: House
Inspire Japan Stories 2: House
Inspire Japan Stories 3: Far
Inspire Japan Stories 3: Far
Inspire Japan Stories 4: Patience
Inspire Japan Stories 4: Patience
Inspire Japan Stories 5: Tolerance
Inspire Japan Stories 5: Tolerance
Inspire Japan Stories 6: Soaking
Inspire Japan Stories 6: Soaking
Inspire Japan Stories 7: Specialness
Inspire Japan Stories 7: Specialness
Inspire Japan Stories 8: Aesthetics
Inspire Japan Stories 8: Aesthetics
Inspire Japan Stories 9: Weed
Inspire Japan Stories 9: Weed
Inspire Japan Stories 10: Ocean
Inspire Japan Stories 10: Ocean
Inspire Japan Stories 11: Resourcefulness
Inspire Japan Stories 11: Resourcefulness
Inspire Japan Stories 12: Committed
Inspire Japan Stories 12: Committed
Inspire Japan Stories 13: Where
Inspire Japan Stories 13: Where
Inspire Japan Stories 14: Guide
Inspire Japan Stories 14: Guide
Inspire Japan Stories 15: Palau
Inspire Japan Stories 15: Palau
Inspire Japan Stories 16: Haiku
Inspire Japan Stories 16: Haiku
Inspire Japan Stories 17: Culture
Inspire Japan Stories 17: Culture
Inspire Japan Stories 18: Beer
Inspire Japan Stories 18: Beer
Inspire Japan Stories 19: Uncleweed
Inspire Japan Stories 19: Uncleweed

This was a joy for me to produce from my time spent in Japan what seems like a lifetime ago. I dug deep into my personal archive to find some neat artifacts for my deck and discovered a variety of lost memories and forgotten incidents tucked away in boxes and files.

The event raised money for Architecture for Humanity to build a school in Japan which is great to be a part of, but truthfully (and selfishly) this was a chance for me to release some emotion by flashingback about how traipsing around Japan changed my life in many ways.

I don’t really talk about that time as much as other sojourns and, since the earthquake and resultant chaos, i wanted to express something-somehow with some sort of storymaking. This was a perfect chance so i dug deep.

 Pecha Kucha Inspire Japan, Vancouver, Sat. April 16, 2011
Pecha Kucha Inspire Japan, Vancouver, Sat. April 16, 2011