The Tokyo Marathon Project
It’s now 10 years since I took up running, and 10 years since I completed my first Tokyo Marathon.
Little did I know then how it would come to change my life.
Below you’ll find a selection of posts highlighting the technology I’ve used, and the adventures I’ve had as I’ve shared the experience first hand of running Japan’s biggest race.
A couple of months back I was contacted by a writer at Kyodo News. She’d read about my running art project and thought it would be a good fit for a regular column that she writes, introducing interesting uses of smartphones for elementary and junior high school...
Earlier this year we joined forces with Nippon TV and Hiroshima TV, to make a three-part series focused on Running Art - "Chikyu Mapping” (literally 'Globe Mapping'). For the first episode, we headed on down to Hiroshima, where me met up with Haruna Ai-san (a well...
August 13th is a very special day for Japan’s no. 1 radio station, J-Wave, and this year I helped them celebrate it in style
Over the past 7 years I’ve got pretty used to using batteries to power myself as I travel around Tokyo and beyond. Usually though the batteries are fairly lightweight, and output a maximum of 12 volts. With this collaboration with UKTI, things were a little different.
I’m often asked what I ‘do’, aside from run around with windmills and LEDs strapped to me. Whilst running around in my gear was never part of any business plan, over the past year it’s naturally become one of the main services that our company, Wild Tame Co., Ltd...
Swapping my running shoes for a bicycle, I donned my LEDs and joined the Cycling Embassy of Japan’s Firefly Ride from Omotesando to Odaiba.
Earlier this year I was invited to appear on Tokyo MXTV’s Tokyo Kurasso! (‘Let’s live in Tokyo’), to talk about my Running Art, and the Tokyo Marathon project. This was the first time to appear without my wind-turbine-hat-of-power, but despite that it all went well.
Looking forward to a new 105km Running Art piece – but this one I won’t be running on my own, I’ll be creating the picture with a team of about 40 runners consisting of J-Wave Radio DJs and listeners.
As temperatures rise in Tokyo, what better way to keep cool than by running a 140km picture of Olaf on the streets of Tokyo?!
Following on from the success of our workshop for J-Wave radio, our team (Make It Creative) were contacted by Seijo University and asked if we would be able to run a Design Thinking workshop for 280 students taking their 「キャリア形成概論Ⅰ」course. Always willing to take on a...