NIKKEI HORIZONS is an adult continuing education and activities program designed to inspire lifelong learning,
wellness, and creative expression in the lives of seniors. The program is culturally relevant to the Nikkei commu-
nity and combines activities in education, recreation, socialization, creativity, and health management.
ADVENTURES CRUISE THE MEXICAN RIVIERA
What better way to see the Gold Coast of Mexico than
WI06/T-01 from the decks of Norwegian Cruise Line's extraordinary
AN AFTERNOON AT SEATTLE OPERA Norwegian Star. Sail from Los Angeles to four spectacular
Get dressed in your Sunday best for an afternoon of lavish seaside cities and experience the vibrant culture Mexico has to
costumes, gorgeous music, and the twisted tales for which op-
offer. With your unique 8-days' fun in the sun, you will visit
era is so famous. Not your typical dark and gloomy opera, Die Acapulco, discover the beauty of Puerta Vallarta, shop, ex-
Fledermaus at Seattle's splendid McCaw Hall involves plore, or dive into the exotic underwater world of Cabo San
waltzes, champagne, costume parties, and playful pranks. Of Lucas and relax on the beaches and boulevards of
course it wouldn't be complete without a romance or two. Best Zihuantanejo/Ixtapa. Nearly every city along the Mexican
of all, it's in English (with English captions)! Another benefit is Riviera has open -air "mercados" where you can find great bar-
two intermissions spread throughout the three-hour performance, gains on handmade gifts to bring home. Guided tours are avail-
so you won't have to sit too long without a stretch. This is a able at each of our stops (on your own). A CURRENT pass-
great opportunity to enjoy a classical performance in one of the port is required for travel to Mexico. Price does not include
finest performance venues in the world. Prior to the show we'll cruise ship gratuities. WAITLIST ONLY.
enjoy a leisurely brunch at the Coldwater Bar and Grill at the
Westin Hotel downtown. Time: TBD
Sat., Jan.28 - Sun., Feb. 5 SBC/PL
10:30 am-5:45 pm Guided Tour Limit: 40
Sunday, Jan. 22 SBC/PL $1860 pp/double; add $909 for single occu-
Limit: 22 pancy.
$115 (includes transportation, opera ticket and No refunds
WI06/T-02 "MY FURRY VALENTINE" CAT SHOW
LUNCH BUNCH Cat lovers playfully call this event a "Purrfect outing." You'll
Join us once a month for lunch in the fine company of your see up to forty different breeds at Seattle Center's Fisher Pa-
Nikkei Horizons comrades. These outings are a fun way to vilion, ranging from shorthairs to longhairs and alley cats to
stay connected with your peers and try new and different res- prissy pedigrees. One of the newest phenomenon in the cat
taurants around Puget Sound. Often there's a little time for shop- events is the agility tournament. If you've seen a dog agility con-
ping or sightseeing along the way, as well. The first outing is test, scale it down to feline size and watch them leap, climb
decided for you, and the last two will be decided by the group ladders, weave through poles and tunnels as quickly as pos-
from a list of options presented by your escort. Price includes sible. For the regular competition, sophistication, beauty and
transportation and lunch for your escort and driver (this is a grooming count in the pedigree divisions, but personality wins
necessary adjustment from last quarter). Participants pay for out in the housecat categories. Between events you can wan-
their own meal. You may join us for all three outings, or just one der through the exhibition areas to meet the cats and their own-
or two, but be sure to let us know on your registration form ers. After the show we'll lunch at Aki Bistro a new Japanese
which dates you'll attend. Our first lunch will be at The Pink restaurant in the International District.
Door, a sultry Seattle institution in Post Alley near the Pike
Place Market serving fabulous Italian-American cuisine. 9:30 am-2 pm Guided Tour
Saturday, Feb. 11 SBC/PL
10:45 am-2 pm Guided Tour Limit: 22
Wednesdays, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 29 $38 (includes transportation, cat show entrance
Limit: 22 SBC/PL and lunch)
$15 per outing/$40 for all (includes transpor-
tation and escort/driver lunch)
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"THE FABULOUS FORTIES" AT BENAROYA SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD BAKERIES
HALL There are so many fabulous bakeries in Seattle! Come ex-
Enjoy an afternoon of nostalgic reminiscence as we head to plore a few of them with Nikkei Horizons. We'll start at Grand
Benaroya Hall for the Seattle Symphony's Seattle Pops con- Central Bakery in Georgetown, a wonderful bakery spe-
cert, "The Fabulous Forties." Take pleasure in tunes from one cializing in handcrafted, artisan breads. Our gracious hosts here
of the great American eras of popular music including hits like will lead us on a tour of their bakery and treat us to a special
"Almost Like Being In Love, " New York, New York" and tasting of some of their popular loaves so you'll get a better
"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy." This is a popular concert and we idea of what you'd like to buy and take home. Next, we'll head
have our usual excellent seats in the preferred orchestra section to Le Fournil French Bakery in Eastlake. This decadent
on the main floor. Prior to the performance we'll enjoy brunch patisserie serves very French breads, croissants, cakes and
at Earth and Ocean, the W Hotel's award winning restaurant, pastries. We will lunch here and indulge in our choice of pastry
where grand ambience and lavish decor meet sumptuous menu for dessert. But wait - our sweet indulgence is not over yet!
selections. Our final stop will be Hiroki in Roosevelt neighborhood. Hiroki
Inouye, owner and chef, specializes in French-style pastries and
11:15 am-4:30 pm Guided Tour desserts and is know for his matcha (green tea) tiramisu. Nikkei
Sunday, Feb. 19 SBC/PL Horizons will treat you to a slice, but you may want to buy
Limit: 20 another to take home with you. If time allows, we'll stop by
$89 (includes transportation, brunch, and
Green Lake for an afternoon walk to work off the day's indul-
No refunds after Feb. 1 gences.
10 am-3:30 pm Guided Tour
WI06/T-06 Thursday, March 2 SBC/PL
SNOWSHOEING AT MT. RAINIER Limit: 22
Snowshoeing is a wonderful winter recreation that is gentle $35 (includes transportation, lunch and after-
on the limbs and soothing to the soul. Take in the beauty of the noon tea and cake.)
winter season against the splendid backdrop of majestic Mt.
Rainier. If you enjoy hiking, you'll take to snowshoeing, too, WI06/T-08
for its simplicity and the wonderful accessibility it gives you to CHIHULY GLASS TOUR
the winter season's woods and wildlife. Andy Boos from Dale Chihuly is internationally renowned for his work in
Everett Parks and Recreation will be your naturalist guide glass and is celebrated for his massive glass installations.
on this outing providing transportation, equipment and expert This tour will take you to Tacoma, Chihuly's birthplace,
instruction. Wear warm outdoor gear including waterproof where you'll gain a broad overview of this famous North-
boots, wool socks, long underwear, waterproof jacket and pants, west artist’s career with a guided walking tour of his works
hat, scarf and mittens. Snowshoes will be provided. We'll enjoy on permanent display throughout the downtown area.
bento lunches and a hot beverage at the Visitor's Center at Mt. Bonnie Gallagher, a Chihuly enthusiast and expert, will be
Rainier after our excursion. Always consult your doctor be- your guide for the morning as we visit the Tacoma Art Mu-
fore participating in any physical activity. seum, Union Station, and the Chihuly Bridge of Glass.
This exclusive tour will also take you to view private installa-
8 am-6 pm Guided Tour tions in the UW Tacoma Library and the Tacoma News
Thursday, Feb. 23 SBC/PL Tribune building. Our final stop will be The Swiss Tavern,
where we'll sit and enjoy lunch with Bonnie while admiring the
$69 (includes transportation, equipment and
guide, park entrance fee, and bento lunch.) eight Chihuly Venetians across the top of the bar. There is a bit
of walking on this tour, so wear comfortable shoes and dress
for the weather.
9 am-4 pm Guided Tour
NIKKEI HORIZONS ADVENTURES depart
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from the Seattle Buddhist Church Park-
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ing Lot at the corner of 16th Ave. S. and
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 $59 (includes transportation, tour, museum
S. Main St. REMEMBER! - departure time is
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 admission and lunch.)
exact, but return time is only an estimate.
Plan accordingly and please be on time!
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HISTORICAL ASTORIA, OREGON WORKSHOPS
At the mouth of the Columbia River in the northwest corner FR
of Oregon State sits the quaint historic town of Astoria. As the WI06/W-10 EE
oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains and SAFETY ON THE STREETS
the final landing site of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Astoria This workshop offers important safety tips for everyone who
is loaded with history and dripping with charm. It is often re- ventures out onto our city streets. Learn about what you can
ferred to as the “Little San Francisco of the Northwest" for do to make every trip out and about a safe one for you and
its picture book Victorian homes and steep hillsides. Once your family. Hear about the important issue of identity theft and
home to a plethora of salmon canneries, Astoria now boasts the tips on how to prevent it from happening to you. Sonja Rich-
newly opened Cannery Pier Hotel , where you'll stay for two ter is the Crime Prevention Coordinator from the Seattle Po-
nights, on the site of the original Union Fisherman’s Coopera- lice Department East Precinct. Sonja has worked to form Block
tive Packing Company . Through its design and attention to Watch groups for the past seventeen years to keep our neigh-
detail this luxury hotel reflects the architecture of the original borhoods safe.
1900 cannery building. Situated on a pier 600 feet into the
Columbia River, every room offers its guests riverfront views 2-3 pm Sonja Richter
and a glimpse into Astoria's historic and bustling waterfront Wednesday, Jan. 18 Midori Condos
past. Sights inAstoria will include: the newly expanded Colum-
Tuition: FREE! (with annual membership)
bia River Maritime Museum, the historic 1885 Queen Anne
style Flavel House Museum, the Astoria Column for spec-
tacular views of the surrounding area, as well as downtown WI06/W-11
souvenir shopping and gallery hopping. On Friday evening en- BEGINNING BONSAI
joy a private sunset river cruise on a chartered 65-foot yacht. In this hands-on workshop you will work on a small tree to
Saturday we will visit nearby Seaside on the Oregon Coast for create a beginning bonsai and learn the process for keeping the
shopping and lunch before our return trip home. tree healthy. Each individual tree in the class will be discussed to
unveil the unique nature of the tree and try to emphasize its true
10 am (Thur)-6 pm (Sat) Guided Tour potential form and shape. It will take many years of attention
Thur, April 6-Sat, April 8 SBC/PL beyond this class to grow your tree into a true bonsai, but this
Limit: 20 workshop will get you started. Supplies needed: a clean sharp
$365 pp/do; $499 single (includes transpor- pair of hand shears, preferable sharp pointed, a pair of pli-
tation, luxury accommodation, two continental ers, a wire cutter and any other tools you think are appro-
breakfasts, two dinners, museum entrance fees, priate. Glenn Gardner has been active in Bonsai for more
and riverboat cruise.)
No refunds after Feb. 1
than 25 years during which time he has studied with local
artists and worked in a Bonsai Nursery. He provides lec-
tures and demonstrations for garden clubs and other inter-
87654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 1-4 pm Glenn Gardner
87654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Thursday, Feb. 9 SBC dining room
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87654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Tuition: $25
Two years ago we made a Holiday
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87654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 pot, payable to instructor on day of class.
trip to Branson, MO that proved a
great success. Now we want to go
back in Dec. 2006! Please let us know
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if you're interested in joining us by
checking the box on your registration
87654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Registration for Winter Quarter begins
form. Then we'll keep you updated
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on our plans and give you an oppor-
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tunity to register early. If you have
cessing. If you are not registered in
any special requests or suggestions for
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the trip, please let us know!
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SUMINAGASHI ARTS & CRAFTS
Suminagashi is the ancient Japanese art of ink marbling on FR
COMMUNITY CLASS EE
paper. This workshop will introduce you to the history and tech- WI06/C-15
niques of this unique art form. You will experiment with the inks PRINTMAKING WITH SENIORS MAKING ART
yourself and make a finished print to take home with you. Sup- Learn basic blockprinting techniques - sketching, carving,
plies needed: 9"x13" baking dish and sumie or watercolor and printing - to create your own elegant works of art!
brushes if you have them. Artists Ellen Ito and Nicholas Blockprinting is a simple printmaking method where a soft rub-
Nyland live, work and do Suminagashi in Seattle and Tacoma, ber block is carved to create an image that can be reproduced.
respectively. You'll be amazed and delighted at the beautiful images you can
create in just a short time. This class is sponsored by Seniors
9 am-12 pm Ellen Ito Making Art, a non-profit organization whose mission is to en-
Tuesday, Feb. 14 SBC dining room hance the lives of seniors through creative expression. Instruc-
Limit: 15 tion and supplies are free of charge. Repeat students welcome!
Tuition: $20 (supplies included)
9:30-11:30 am Dionne Haroutunian
WI06/W-13 Mondays SBC dining room
HINAMATSURI DOLLS Jan. 16-Mar. 20 (9 weeks; no class 2/20)
March 3 is Girl's Day in Japan, also known as Hinamatsuri. Limit: 15
Tuition: FREE! (with annual membership)
During this traditional festival, families with daughters display
elaborate sets of dolls with the hope that their daughters will FR
grow up healthy and happy. In this workshop you will make
your own set of two dolls, a Prince (Odairi-sama) and Princess CREATIVE CROP CLUB: PHOTOS AND
(Ohina-sama). Materials will include cardboard, felt, and Japa- ALBUMS
nese material. Supplies needed: wood glue, ruler, scissors, Photographs are a wonderful way to document important
pencil, pen, double stick tape, cotton thread (white) & events and activities for yourself and others in your life. A cre-
needle. Yuki Chikamura has been crafting with Japanese pa- ative photo album filled with memories from the year past makes
per and material for over ten years. a wonderful birthday or holiday gift. This monthly club brings
together photo and crafting enthusiasts alike and offers an op-
10 am-12 pm Yuki Chikamura portunity to share ideas, resources and scrapbooking supplies
Wednesday, Mar. 1 Midori Condos to design and put together photo albums the whole family can
Limit: 15 enjoy for years to come. Jane Uyeta, a Creative Memories
Tuition: $20 (materials included) consultant, will be on hand at each meeting to share her helpful
FR tips and keep the group well supplies. Supplies will be available
EE for purchase in class. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy at the break.
DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM
This two-day workshop presented by AARP is especially 10 am-2 pm Jane Uyeta
designed for motorists age 50 and older to help them improve Wednesdays Midori Condos
their driving skills and avoid accidents and traffic violations. Class Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 29
Tuition: FREE! (with annual membership)
topics include: problems older drivers face; how to adjust for
changes in vision, hearing and reaction time; how to handle vari-
ous road challenges; and review of traffic signs, lane markings WI06/C-17
and rules of the road. There are no tests, and graduates age 55 KNITTING & CROCHETING WITH SALLIE
and older are eligible for discounts on their auto insurance pre- Do you want to learn to knit or crochet, but don’t know
miums. Fred Sakura has been volunteering as an AARP driv- where to start? Or do you just need a little guidance and moti-
ing instructor for over five years. Bring a sack lunch and a vation to finish those old projects collecting dust in the closet?
$10 check payable to AARP for materials.. Come join this cozy circle to learn and work together with other
like-minded, creative people. Supplies needed: knitting needles
10 am-3 pm Fred Sakura size 6, 8 or 10, and acrylic or wool knitting worsted yarn.
Tue & Thur, Mar. 7 & 9 Midori Condos
Limit: 18 12:30-2:30 pm Sallie Yamada
Tuition: FREE! (with annual membership) Tuesdays NM
Jan. 10-Mar. 14
Tuition: $30 (65+older), $40 (64-under)
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BIG IMPROVEMENTS IN
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OUR COMPUTER PROGRAM!
Would you be interested in creating your own family tree so
As of this quarter Nikkei Horizons' computer
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 you can show your grandchildren or great grandchildren who’s
lab will be wired for HIGH SPEED INTERNET
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 who in your family? This 2-week class will show you how to
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 create a very simple family tree with names and dates of the
ACCESS! This is a huge improvement for our
existing program, and will greatly enhance the
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 births, marriages, and deaths of each member of your extended
quality and quantity of computer classes we
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 family. We will also show you some genealogy Web sites you
can offer our students. Now, students in our E-
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 can visit to find family members in the USA. This class covers
mail and Internet-based classes can gain hands-
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 only the US side of family genealogy. Prerequisites: 1) Basic
on experience at the computers, along with the
quality instruction they've always received. So,
even if you've taken our classes in the past, you
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 1-3 pm Kazumi Dixon &
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Thursdays Shox Tokita
may want to take one again for a new, im-
proved, high-speed experience.
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Jan. 19 & 26 (2 weeks) KMH
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WI06/C-18 INTERNET SEARCH ENGINES
BASIC COMPUTERS Discover how fun and easy it is to access the Worldwide
In this Windows XP-based beginning course you will be- Web! Learn about the range of Internet search options and
come familiar with the workings of a personal computer. You techniques for efficient Web site searches. This class offers both
will develop basic skills in operating the mouse and keyboard, demonstration and hands-on practice with our new high speed
and learn the primary functions involved with operating your Internet access. Prerequisites: 1) Basic Computers and 2)
computer properly and efficiently. Working with Microsoft Word at-home Internet access.
(word processing) and Excel (spreadsheets), you will gain an
understanding of the different features and capabilities within 9:30-11:30 am Dale Kaneko, Yuriko
each. This class is designed to help you understand how com- Tuesdays Sunuwar & May Sasaki
puters can truly make your life more interesting and easier to Jan. 17-31 (3 weeks) KMH
manage. Limit: 14
9:30-11:30 am Jack Matsui & Tako
Thursdays Tokumasu WI06/C-22
Jan. 12-Mar. 16 KMH E-MAIL WITH ATTACHMENTS AND BASIC
Limit: 14 FILE MANAGEMENT
Tuition: $55 (65+older), $65 (64-under) This class will guide you through the basics of creating, send-
ing and receiving e-mail, with emphasis on the use of free web-
WI06/C-19 based accounts such as hotmail.com. Learn what attachments
DIGITAL CAMERAS are and how to open, receive, create, and send an attachment
Would you like to learn to take digital photos that can be in your e-mail. Much of this class will be devoted to file man-
printed, attached to documents, or e-mailed to friends and fam- agement. This class will offer students both demonstration and
ily? This class will be an in-depth study of the unique features of hands-on practice in our newly wired computer lab. Prerequi-
digital cameras, how to use them and what benefits they can sites: 1) Basic Computers and 2) at-home Internet access.
offer over regular cameras. Because digital cameras differ greatly
from one model to another, this class will be based on the fea- 9:30-11:30 am Dale Kaneko, Yuriko
tures of a basic model, the Sony Mavica II. Prerequisite: Ba- Tuesdays Sunuwar & May Sasaki
sic Computers. Feb. 14-Mar. 7 (4 weeks) KMH
1-3 pm Shokichi Tokita & Tuition: $35
Tuesdays Don Yoshida
Jan. 17-Mar. 7 (8 weeks) KMH
Tuition: $55 (65+older), $65 (64-under)
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EXERCISE & WELLNESS MORNING TAI CHI & MEDITATION
There's no better way to start the day than with the gentle,
WI06/C-23 energy-enhancing movements of tai chi. This slow, graceful
EXERCISE CONDITIONING Chinese exercise can lead to increased strength and flexibility
This low-impact class will provide a well-rounded workout and improved balance and coordination. It is linked to a variety
incorporating floor exercises, stretching, and the use of hand of health benefits including reduced blood pressure and improved
weights. It is especially designed for seniors and is great for circulation, and because it is low-intensity and low-impact, it is
overall wellness. This is not a strenuous workout but fun condi- ideal for older adults. New students are welcome!
tioning with others who are concerned about staying fit and
keeping mobile by moving and stretching their bodies. Empha- 8-9 am Dr. Gerald Kuwada
sis is on strength-building movements that are easily incorpo- Saturdays NVC gym
rated into everyday life activities. Jan. 14-Mar. 18
9:30-10:30 am Jeanne Inouye Tuition: $30 (65+older), $40 (64-under)
Wednesdays JBC gym NE
Jan. 11-Mar. 15 WI06/C-27 W
Limit: 20 TAI CHI CHUAN/CHI KUNG MEDITATION -
Tuition: $30 (65+older), $40 (64-under) BEGINNING LEVEL
This slow, graceful Chinese exercise can lead to increased
WI06/C-24 strength and flexibility and improved balance and coordination.
BEGINNING WESTERN LINE DANCE It is linked to a variety of health benefits including reduced blood
Step, slide and swivel your way to better fitness and a whole pressure and improved circulation. Because it is low-intensity
lot of fun! Line dancing is a wonderful form of low-impact aerobic and low-impact it's ideal for older adults. The focus of this
exercise and perfect for aging bodies still young at heart. This beginning level class is to learn basic beginning movements and
beginners class will focus on learning and reviewing the basic practice the sequence of movements in the long form tai chi
steps of simple dance routines. Beginning and returning stu- style. This class is for beginning students and continuing
dents are welcome! beginning students from Fall Quarter 2005.
1-3 pm Yone Kishida 10-11:30 am Peggy Tanemura
Fridays SBC gym Tuesdays JBC gym
Jan. 13 -Mar. 17 (9 weeks; no class 2/17) Jan. 10-Mar. 14
Limit: 20 Limit: 20
Tuition: $30 (65+older), $40 (64-under) Tuition: $30 (65+older), $40 (64-under)
INTERMEDIATE WESTERN LINE DANCE TAI CHI CHUAN/CHI KUNG MEDITATION -
Step, slide and swivel your way to better fitness and a whole INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
lot of fun! Line dancing is a wonderful form of low-impact aerobic Tai Chi can lead to increased strength and flexibility and
exercise and perfect for aging bodies still young at heart. This improved balance and coordination. It is linked to a variety of
class is designed for intermediate and advanced students and is health benefits including reduced blood pressure and improved
a bit faster-paced to get the blood flowing. circulation. This class is for intermediate and advanced stu-
dents continuing from Fall Quarter 2005.
1-3 pm Yone Kishida
Mondays SBC gym 1-3 pm Peggy Tanemura &
Jan. 9-Mar. 13 (9 weeks; no class 2/20) Tuesdays Gail Mukai
Limit: 20 Jan. 10-Mar. 14 JBC gym
Tuition: $30 (65+older), $40 (64-under) Limit: 20
1 Tuition: $30 (65+older), $40 (64-under)
DID YOU KNOW...there is a 4 student minimum for
Nikkei Horizons classes? Computer classes require
5 students. Nikkei Horizons reserves the right to can-
cel a class if it does not meet minimum requirements.
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HULA DANCE NIKKEI HORIZONS INVESTMENT CLUB
Hawaiian hula dance is an excellent form of exercise com- Nikkei Horizons Investment Club is one of thousands of
bining gentle aerobics with posture improving movements. En- clubs throughout the nation (National Association of Investors
joy one hour of fun and fitness with bent knees, straight backs, Corporation - NAIC) where individual investors join together
nice ami's and lovely hula hands. We will work hard to bring to learn about investing by actually buying and selling stocks.
the temperature up to Hawaii's balmy level so bring bare feet, The club's mission is to provide a program of sound investment
cool clothes, water bottles and smiles. If you have Hawaiian information, learning, and support. Participants are all novices
instruments bring them along to help keep the rhythm. learning in a hands-on manner, and active participation is ex-
pected. NAIC dues and investment contributions are collected
5:30-6:30 pm Vicki Abe on a monthly basis. This club meets the first Wednesday of
Thursdays Nikkei Manor each month (unless otherwise specified).
Jan. 12-Mar. 16
Limit: 15 10 am-12 pm Shokichi Tokita
Tuition: $30 (65+older), $40 (64-under) Wednesdays KMH
FR Jan. 11, Feb. 1, Mar. 1
WI06/C-30 EE Limit: 20
PICKLEBALL CLUB Tuition: FREE! (with annual membership)
Keep fit chasing that pickleball around the court! This very
popular club meets twice a week and is FREE with your 2005- FUN & GAMES
2006 annual membership! Small donations in the donation
box at the gym are appreciated for the biweekly wear-and-tear
on the church's gym floor.
9 am-12 pm George Kamihara
Bridge is a thinker's game with many strategic levels of play
Tuesdays & Thursdays SBC gym to keep you on your toes! Logic, deduction, mathematics, and
Jan. 10-Mar. 16 teamwork are all at play in bridge, but really it's just a lot of fun!
Tuition: FREE! (with annual membership) ACBL Life Master Pat Kono will coach the class, teaching
beginning and intermediate bridge conventions to help improve
FINANCE your game. Beginners are welcome!
9:45-11:45 am Pat Kono
WI06/C-31 Thursdays NM
PLANNING FOR YOUR CARE...LONG TERM Jan. 12-Mar. 16
It has become more common for seniors to live into their Limit: 12
eighties and even nineties. This class is intended to help seniors Tuition: $30 (65+older), $40 (64-under)
plan for the challenges of growing older. Guest speakers will FR
discuss down-sizing to smaller independent housing, retirement WI06/C-34
community living, independent apartment/assisted living com- EXPLORING ASIA THROUGH FICTION
munities, home health care, group homes, skilled nursing care This unique monthly book club is dedicated to works by
facilities, and planning for the long-term financial needs for your- Asian and Asian-American authors or about Asian history and
selves and your loved ones. culture. Chris Higashi, Associate Director of the Washington
Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library, and Julie Ann
1-3 pm Jackie Lum Oiye, branch manager for Beacon Hill Library, will bring their
wealth of literary knowledge to this unique book club. Please
Jan. 9-Mar. 27 (no class 1/16 & 2/20)
Limit: 20 bring along your reading recommendations. All are welcome!
Tuition: $30 (65+older), $40 (64-under) This class meets the third Tuesday of each month.
3:30-5 pm Chris Higashi &
Tuesdays Julie Ann Oiye
Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 21 Beacon Hill Library
Tuition: FREE! (with annual membership)
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JAPANESE LANGUAGE KOTO: JAPANESE HARP
There is nothing like the sound of a Japanese koto, so sug-
WI06/C-35 gestive of the true spirit of Japanese culture. Originally played
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE CONVERSATION by geisha and women of the upper classes in Japan, koto mu-
Intermediate Japanese Conversation is for those who have sic elicits images of the aesthetic arts of tea ceremony, kimono,
passed through Beginning Japanese, or who have a solid un- ikebana and Japanese theater. You will learn a variety of tradi-
derstanding of the basics of conversation. This class is designed tional and modern songs to play, practicing new techniques with
to help students gain more confidence in applying their language each. Supplies needed: a koto and set of three koto picks.
skills in everyday conversation.
9 am-10:30 pm Shiho Kurauchi
9:30-11:30 am Miyoko Kaneta Mondays SBC chapel
Thursdays SBC Jan. 9-Mar. 6 (8 weeks; no class 2/21)
Jan. 12-Mar. 16 Limit: 6
Limit: 12 Tuition: $30 (65+ older), $40(64-under)
Tuition: $30 (65+older), $40 (64-under)
WI06/C-36 MIZUHIKI ZAIKU
BEGINNING HIRAGANA AND KATAKANA Mizuhiki zaiku is the Japanese art of tying and knotting
You don't have to study kanji to learn how to read and special colorful cords imported from Japan to create works of
write Japanese! If you can master hiragana and katakana, art. You have to see it to believe what beauty can be formed
you can communicate easily by e-mail or letter with your friends with these simple strands of straight cord. Supplies needed:
and family in Japan. This class will teach you the entire set of small wire cutters, scissors, needle-nosed pliers, and mizuhiki
symbols that comprise the "alphabet" of Japanese in both cords. Students may wait until after the first class to purchase
hiragana and katakana, and provide practice opportunities the first three items. If you have them please bring them along.
to improve your reading skills. Some knowledge of Japanese Session II is for beginning students.
language is required.
Session I - 9:30-11:30 am Haruko Shimizu
9:30-11:30 am Miyoko Kaneta Session II - 1-3 pm Midori Condos
Wednesday SBC Thursdays
Jan. 11-Mar. 15 Jan. 12-Mar. 16
Limit: 12 Limit: 15 per session
Tuition: $30 (65+older), $40 (64-under) Tuition: $30 (65+older), $40 (64-under)
JAPANESE CULTURE WI06/C-40
ZOKEI BONSAI: SILK FLOWER
SUMI-E BRUSH PAINTING Have you ever wanted a bonsai plant but feared it would
Learn to paint with Asian ink and watercolor on rice paper. die from lack of proper care? Now you can create your very
Experiment with different brushes and papers, and both black own beautiful bonsai with materials including silk and organdy
and colored inks. Subjects will include traditional sumi motifs fabrics, washi (rice paper) and paint. You have to see these
such as bamboo, flowers, mountains and trees, and students works of art to believe how realistic and beautiful they can be!
will be encouraged to explore their own individual creative urges. Supplies needed: most supplies can be purchased from the
Beginners and intermediate level painters are welcome. Sup- instructor in class. Beginners are welcome!
plies needed: brushes, ink stick, ink stone, sumi paper, water
cup, paper towels. 9:30-11:30 am Setsuko Evans
1-3 pm Midori Kono Thiel Jan. 10-Mar. 14
Mondays SBC dining room Limit: 10
Feb. 6-April 3 (8 weeks; no class 2/20) Tuition: $30 (65+older), $40 (64-under)
Tuition: $30 (65+older), $40 (64-under)
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WI06/C-41 10 am-12 pm Melisa Akai
BUNKA EMBROIDERY CIRCLE Fridays SBC
Bunka is the Japanese art of punch needle embroidery us- Jan. 13-Mar. 17
ing rayon threads on a pre-stamped fabric canvas. The textures Limit: 12
Tuition: $30 (65+older), $40 (64-under)
and colors in the threads, combined with a certain depth lent by
the skilled artist, make finished bunka pieces almost life-like.
This class is for experienced students only. WI06/C-43
SHUJI: JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY
9:30-11:30 am Yoshi Mamiya An understanding of Japanese calligraphy is an important
Tuesdays SBC step in understanding the language and culture of Japan. Shuji
Jan. 10-Mar. 14 brings the Japanese language to life and endows it with the char-
Limit: 15 acter of the culture. This class is for beginning and continuing
Tuition: $30 (65+older), $40 (64-under) students to enjoy learning and improving their brush-writing skills.
Supplies needed: sumi and suzuri (sumi ink and container),
WI06/C-42 medium and small fude (brush), hanshi paper, two paper
BEGINNING BUNKA EMBROIDERY weights, and shitajiki (thick cloth).
Bunka is the Japanese art of punch needle embroidery us-
ing rayon threads on a pre-stamped fabric canvas. Students 1-3 pm Pam Sho Ken Lee
will learn to wind threads, punch embroidery, and add finishing Thursdays SBC dining room
touches to their art. Supplies needed: small sharp scissors. Bring Jan. 12-Mar. 2 (8 weeks)
your own bunka kit or purchase the necessary supplies from Limit: 12
Tuition: $30 (65+older), $40 (64-under)
the instructor in class. Beginners welcome!
WINTER Quarter 2006 Registration
Please PRINT. One registration per person. Form may be duplicated.
*Please sign Nikkei Concerns Waiver on back*
Name ________________________________________ Day Phone (____) ______________
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E-mail:_______________________________ New Student Returning Student
Class/ Start Session/ Fees/
Tour # Class/Tour Title Date Time Tuition
Annual membership (9/2005-8/2006) fee OR $20.00 $
Quarterly registration fee (winter quarter only) $10.00
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*Donations to help defray program overhead costs are appreciated!
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Seattle Buddhist Church Kawabe Memorial House Japanese Baptist Church Nisei Veterans Commit-
Parking Lot (SBC/PL) (KMH) (JBC) tee (NVC)
Corner of 16th Avenue 221 18th Avenue South 160 Broadway Street 1212 South King Street
South & South Main Street Seattle, 98144 Seattle, 98144 Seattle, 98144
206/322-4550 206/622-7351 206/322-1122
Seattle Buddhist Church
(SBC) Nikkei Manor (NM) Midori Condos Beacon Hill Library
1427 South Main Street 700 6th Avenue South 1515 East Yesler Way 2821 Beacon Ave S.
Seattle, 98144 Seattle, 98104 Seattle, WA 98122 Seattle, WA 98144
206/329-0800 206/726-6460 Entrance on 16th Ave. side 206/684-4711
PAYMENT: Make check payable to: 10987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321
SEEKING COMPUTER-SAVVY VOLUNTEERS
NIKKEI CONCERNS Are you a computer whiz with some extra time to
MAIL completed registration form with check to: 10987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321
give to a quality program? Nikkei Horizons could
use your help. We are in search of a savvy individual
to help us maintain our computer lab and offer ex-
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pert advice and assistance when we need it. We are
also in need of new volunteers to join our team of
(Do NOT mail to Nikkei Concerns/Seattle Keiro. It dedicated team of computer instructors. If you'd like
will only delay your registration.) to help, please let us know! (206) 726-6469.
NIKKEI CONCERNS WAIVER
I, the undersigned, am a voluntary participant in the Nikkei Horizons program of Nikkei Concerns and I accept full
responsibility for such participation.
To the extent necessary, because of my health history and general physical condition, I have consulted my personal
physician for advice and approval before participation and agree to obtain my own health or accident insurance to cover
accidental injury or illness.
I recognize the risks of injury and illness involved in any physical activity including exercise, in the use of power equip-
ment (e.g. electric or gas), sharp tools, chemicals or any other potentially hazardous material or equipment. I understand
that responsibility is not assumed by the leaders, volunteers, sponsoring organization or facility. I specifically agree to hold
said leaders, volunteers, sponsoring organization, or facility housing this program harmless from any damages I suffer for
any injury or illness attributable to my participation.
By signing my name below I acknowledge and accept the risk and responsibility for my health and safety and waive to
the fullest extent allowable by law any claim I may have for illness or injury against the program, its sponsoring organization,
employees or volunteers, and against the facility housing the program.
In addition, I hereby consent to the use of my name, my photograph and/or image by Nikkei Concerns for the purpose
of marketing or fundraising for Nikkei Horizons.
Signature: ________________________________________ Date: _________________________
Emergency Contact Name: ____________________________________________________________
Emergency Contact Phone Number: ____________________________________________________
In the event of accident or other medical emergency 911 will be called.
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987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Jackie Lum is an Investment Executive at Edward Jones and
NIKKEI HORIZONS instructors and coordinators are
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 works with clients on investing for their retirement and college
all volunteers. They bring a wealth of skill and
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 educations. He has been teaching our ever-popular finance class
knowledge to our program and infuse it with a true
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 since 1994.
spirit of care and dedication. Our quality program
could not exist without our quality volunteers and
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Yoshi Mamiya has more than 20 years' experience in bunka
987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 embroidery and has been one of our most loyal instructors since
we are grateful for their invaluable contribution.
Vicki Abe has been dancing hula since age five and has per- Jack Matsui has been a valued instructor of our very popular
formed all over the city with various dance troupes. Basic Computers class since 1996.
Melisa Akai has been practicing bunka embroidery for over Gail Mukai has practiced tai chi for many years and started
20 years. She learned the art originally from her mother, and has assisting Dr. Kuwada in his classes in 1995. She has been a
taken many classes and seminars both in the US and Japan. weekday tai chi instructor since 1999.
Kazumi Dixon has been actively involved in instruction and Julie Ann Oiye is branch manager at the Beacon Hill Library
materials design for our computer program since fall 2002. and is the future head librarian of the new International District/
Setsuko Evans is one of two certified instructors of zokei bon-
sai in the United States. She has been teaching since 1996. May Sasaki has been teaching and assisting in our computer
program since Winter Quarter 2002.
Fumiko Groves has been an active member of our computer
program since Fall Quarter 2002. Haruko Shimizu started practicing the beautiful art of mizuhiki
during high school in Japan, and began formally teaching mizuhiki
Dionne Haroutunian is a local printmaker, painter and sculptor zaiku in 1984. She is author of the book "Mizuhiki Kogei
who offers her great talents as an instructor through Seniors Nyumon".
Yuriko (Yamazaki) Sunuwar has been involved in our com-
Chris Higashi is Associate Director of the Washington Center puter program as a teacher and curriculum designer since Win-
for the Book at the Seattle Public Library, and has been a con- ter Quarter 2001
sultant to Nikkei Horizons Book Club since Fall Quarter 2001.
Peggy Tanemura has been practicing tai chi for over twelve
Jeanne Inouye taught aerobics for over eighteen years at NVC years, and started assisting Dr. Kuwada in his classes in 1992.
and JCC, and has been teaching Exercise Conditioning for us She has taught the weekday tai chi class since 1999.
Midori Kono Thiel has over 20 years' experience teaching
George Kamihara is the coordinator and a veteran participant sumi painting and Japanese calligraphy. She has taught teacher
of our ever-popular bi-weekly Pickleball Club. workshops for Washington State Arts Alliance and is an art-
ist-in-schools for Seattle, King County and Washington State
Dale Kaneko is a very active volunteer in our computer pro- Arts Commission.
gram and teaches "The Internet and E-mail" classes.
Shokichi “Shox” Tokita, MBA, CFP has provided financial
Miyoko Kaneta is a retired teacher, who taught beginning Japa- planning and business consulting services for the past 18 years.
nese classes to high school students in the Seattle School Dis- He has taught and coordinated computer and finance classes
trict. for Nikkei Horizons since 1991.
Yone Kishida taught herself Western line dance, attending Takako Tokumasu has been a valued instructor of our begin-
classes and studying videotapes to become the expert she is. ning computer classes since 1998.
Pat Kono is a certified ACBL Life Master bridge player and Jane Uyeta is a Creative Memories consultant and a long time
coaches our weekly Bridge Club. scrapbooking enthusiast.
Shiho Kurauchi started learning koto over ten years ago and Sallie Yamada has been knitting all her life and has been one of
has played with koto masters in Japan and Seattle. She is a mem- our very faithful instructors since 1991.
ber of the Seattle-based group, Silk Strings.
Don Yoshida has been an instructor of and active contributor to
Dr. Gerald Kuwada has over 27 years of training and experi- our computer program since 1999.
ence in tai chi. He has been teaching our Tai Chi & Meditation
classes since the inception of Nikkei Horizons in 1990.
Pam Sho Ken Lee has over ten years' experience teaching for
Nikkei Horizons, and is a shihan instructor in Seattle. Ms. Lee's
shuji artwork is often on display in the entryway of Nikkei Manor.
Nikkei Horizons 206/726-6469 A Community Services Program of Nikkei Concerns Winter 2006 11
REGISTRATION: Registration for Winter Quarter REFUNDS & CREDITS: Nikkei Horizons reserves
will begin on Dec. 12. Schedules will NOT be avail- the right to cancel any tour, workshop or class due
able from Nikkei Horizons' office until 5 pm that day. to insufficient registration, cancellation of venue, or
Winter Quarter classes start the week of Jan. 9.
VOLUNTEERS withdrawal of instructor. In the event of cancellation,
refunds or credits will be provided. For student with-
PRIORITY REGISTRATION: Nikkei Horizons is a drawals, full tuition credit will be granted up to the
seniors program, therefore, priority registration is start of the second class. Credit will not be granted
extended to senior applicants (65+). In addition, after the second class except in the case of a medi-
Nikkei Horizons annual members receive priority the cal emergency. In such case, copy of a doctor's or-
first two weeks of registration. der is required. Credits are valid for one year from
date issued. Refunds (tuition only) for tour partici-
MEMBERSHIP FEES: $20 non-refundable for school pants will be granted if cancellations are received at
calendar year (September 2005 through August the Nikkei Horizons’ office a minimum of 10 days
2006); $10 non-refundable quarterly registration fee prior to the tour date, unless otherwise specified.
for non-annual members. Refund checks take 2-3 weeks to process.
PARKING: For classes at the SBC, students may IMPORTANT NOTES: Registrations are processed
use the church parking lot on 16th Ave. S. and S. on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is
Main St. For classes at Nikkei Manor, parking space complete when full payment is received.
is limited. Please carpool or bus whenever possible. • Only those properly registered for a class or tour
may participate in it.
TOURS: All tours depart from the Seattle Buddhist • Students will NOT be contacted prior to the start
Church Parking Lot (SBC/PL) on the corner of 16th of a class unless it is full or cancelled.
Avenue S. & S. Main Street. Return time from tours • Those on a class or tour waiting list must be paid in
is always approximate. Departure time is exact, so full and will be notified as openings occur. Waiting lists
please arrive early. Only those with confirmed res- will not carry over to the following quarter (with the
ervations will receive a reminder telephone call from exception of computer classes).
Horizons' staff during the week prior to the tour date. For more information call: (206) 726-6469
Nikkei Horizons Non-Profit Org.
Nikkei Concerns PAID
1601 E. Yesler Way Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA 98122-5640 Permit No. 118