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Edmonton Japanese Community Association
Vol. 35, No.4, March - April 2010
EJCA Spring Movie Festival
This year’s festival will feature four Japanese movies, all with English subtitles. Admission is free and no reservations are
required, so please join us with your friends and family!
Date:
Times:
Location:
Saturday April 10, 2010
1:00 pm - 5:45 pm
EJCA Centre, 6750−88 Street, Edmonton
Admission is free, and snacks will be provided before the movies and at intermissions
Theatre 1:
(Lounge1-2)
1:00 - 3:10 pm
The Taxing Woman
3:30 - 5:00 pm Tora-san - Volume 1
Theatre 2
(Hall)
1:00 - 3:15 pm Departures
3:30 - 5:45 pm The Hidden Blade
The Taxing Woman: Directed by Juso Itami, released in 1967.
A comedy about a femaile tax auditor,Ryoko Itakura, who inspects the accounts of various Japanese companies, uncovering
hidden incomes and recovering unpaid taxes.
Tora-san: Directed by Yoji Yamada, released in 1969.
Featuring Kiyoshi Atsumi as the beloved loser Torajiro Kuruma. This is the first in a series of 48 Tora-san movies, the longest
running motion picture series in Japan. Tora-san in almost every film falls in love with a beautiful woman while selling his wares
across the Japan countryside, and invariably loses her at the end, although they usually part amicably.
Departures (Okuribito): Directed by Yojiro Takita, released in 2008.
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2009. When his orchestra disbands, Daigo Kobayashi decides
to start over in his small hometown. He takes a job as a “Nokanshi”, a professional who prepares the deceased for burial. The film
follows his profound and sometimes comical journey with death as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living.
The Hidden Blade: Directed by Yoji Yamada, released in 2004.
The story revolves around Munezo Katagiri, a lower caste samurai during the end of the Tokugawa (Edo) period in Japan. He is
trapped in a state of personal and professional imbalance. He is secretly in love with his family maid, Kie, knowing that a
relationship is impossible.
Matsu No Kai Spring Lunch & Bake Sale
(All proceeds go to Matsu no Kai (Seniors) Club Operations for 2010)
Date:
Times:
Location:
Saturday May 15, 2010
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
EJCA Centre, 6750 - 88 Street, Edmonton
All the details of this annual event have yet to be finalized, but several delicious menu items will be served!
Lunch wil be served from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (times approximate)
Bake sale items go on sale 11:15 to 2:00 or when sold out, and other activities may be on the schedule.
Stay tuned for further details, but mark the date on you calendar!
In This Issue
Film Festival..................
Spring Lunch & Bake Sale..
EJCA Board....................
Submission Deadlines.......
President’s Corner............
1, 12 (J)
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3, 13 (J)
Karaoke Concert..............
NAJC President................
Sukiyaki & Hina Matsuri....
Outreach Programs............
Library Corner.................
3, 13 (J)
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Volunteer Appreciation......
Paper Cranes...................
Clubs Directory...............
Advertisements................
Exercise.........................
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2009 - 2010 EJCA Board of Directors & Committees
President
Cathy Tennant - 436-6291
<[email protected]>
Centre Manager
John Priegert - 466-8166
<[email protected]>
Culture
Yoshiaki Hirata
Daiyo Sawada
1st Vice-President
Sanae Ohki - 459-3862
<[email protected]>
EJCA Board Directors
Erin Munro - 669-9572
<[email protected]>
Japan Today School Program Liaison
Sanae Ohki
2nd Vice-President
Stephanie Bozzer
<[email protected]>
Rick Hirata - 438-2747
<[email protected]
Secretary
Brenda Madsen
<[email protected]>
Treasurer
Jim Hoyano - 437-7730
<[email protected]>
Published by
MEJCS Liaison
Sanae Ohki
Shiho Asano - 437-2741
<[email protected]>
Joint Committee
Sanae Ohki
Cathy Tennant
Scott Sutton - 994-6519
<[email protected]>
Membership Director
Stephanie Bozzer
Finance Committee
Cathy Tennant
Rick Hirata
Jim Hoyano
Ryo Komatsu
Garden Committee
John Priegert
Carol Eder
Les Dowdell
Yumiko Hoyano
Library Committees
Shiho Asano
Nancy Cyr
David Sulz
Sanae Ohki
Tom Hyodo
Cathy Tennant
Communications Director
Vacant
Edmonton Japanese
Community Association
Editorial Address:
6750 - 88 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T6E 5H6
Heritage Festival Liaison
Cathy Tennant
Tel: (780) 466-8166
Fax: (780) 465-0376
website: www.ejca.org
e-mail: [email protected]
NAJC Liaison
Takashi Ohki
Deadline for Submissions for the Next Issue
(Vol. 35, No. 5) is May 15, 2010
English Section Editor:
Jim Hoyano
Japanese Section Editor:
Yumiko Hoyano
Support Staff:
Soly Sawada
Daiyo Sawada
Tom Nakashima
Submission Deadlines for other upcoming issues:
Volume 35, No. 6 - July 15, 2010
Volume 36, No. 1 - September 15, 2010
Volume 36, No. 2 - November 15, 2010
Volume 36, No. 3 - January 15, 2011
Volume 36, No. 4 - March 15, 2011
Gong Kiel
EJCA Mission & Vision Statements
Bill Kiel
“Moshi Moshi is a publication of the
Edmonton Japanese Community
•
Mission
To facilitate the development of an inclusive and vibrant Japanese Canadian
Community within a multicultural Edmonton.
Association. Its objective is to
disseminate information of interest to
•
the Japanese community and those
interested in Japanese culture, including
announcements of upcoming events.
•
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To support the objectives of the National Association of Japanese Canadians
by promoting respect and harmony among people of various cultures in the
Edmonton area.
Vision
A dynamic and evolving community that sustains a sense of well-being built
upon awareness of Japanese heritage in Canada.
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President’s Corner
Cathy Tennant
Spring is here! Renewal and
change are easy concepts to
associate with spring.
The
browns of the sleeping lawns,
trees and gardens give way to
bright greens with promises of
colourful plants and flowers to
come. The signs of renewal are
visible as the season changes
from one whose blustery chill
keeps us hiding at home to the
time of year when we revel in the warmth of the sun on our
faces.
I associate dependability with the perennial plants that survive
the winter and reliably poke their heads up every spring to
beautify the garden.
These characteristics remind me of our association in many
ways. Each year, EJCA is renewed with the energy and interest
of new members and fresh ideas, it is always changing and we
are fortunate to have those dependable members of the
community who are a constant source of feedback, assistance,
support and encouragement.
An enviable combination!
Projects and Initiatives
Revelstoke Avalanche Commemoration
Senbazuru - Paper Crane Project
EJCA members of all ages helped make paper cranes to be
displayed at the service to commemorate the 100 Anniversary of
the Rogers Pass avalanche in 1910. Thirty-two individuals of
Japanese origin were among the 58 who died. Members of the
Matsu no Kai (55 Plus Group) spent an afternoon carefully
stringing 1000 cranes to make a senbazuru to enable EJCA to
send one complete, beautiful senbazuru and two additional
strings of 25 cranes. Thank you to everyone who so quickly
responded when we had only about 3 weeks to complete the
project.
A message from Alice Webber (Outreach Education Officer,
Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Park) is in a separate
article.
History Preservation Project
David Sulz was selected as the Project Manager for the History
Project. David's past experience and degree in Library and
Information Science make him an excellent fit for the project.
The History Project Committee, led by Rick Hirata, was very
fortunate to have had a good response to our advertisement for
the position and it was wonderful to know there was such
interest in the project. The project team will keep us updated
on their progress.
Website Development
Andy Beattie will be taking over the EJCA website redesign
and maintenance from Sophia Lamar. With his background in
web design, Andy will continue to make the website more user
friendly and current. He will be working closely with Sanae
Ohki and Jim Hoyano as he develops the website.
Even after moving to Vancouver, Sophia continued to help us
improve the effectiveness of the website and we thank her for all
her efforts to enhancement our website over the past five years.
Memberships
Please remember to renew your annual membership which can
be mailed or dropped off at the Centre office. Membership fees
are essential in funding the operation of our association's
activities, so we appreciate your support in keeping your
membership up to date. The form is on the back page of the
Moshi Moshi.
Enjoy the coming of Spring!
The 19th Karaoke Concert - We Did it Again!
Sanae Ohki
The Karaoke Concert was held on the Family Day, Monday, February 15, 2010 and about 80 guests enjoyed the concert at
the EJCA hall. The members of the Karaoke Club were very pleased to hear that this year's concert was the best of the 19
concerts! We presented many varieties of songs, nice background dances, and beautiful costumes (some were traditional
Japanese styles, some were ethnic designs, and some were modern). English explanations of songs were on the back drop and
of cause we practiced a lot! We even practiced how to smile while we were singing.
As the concert was held one day after St. Valentine's Day and at the Family Day, “love and family” was selected as the
theme of the concert. There were two young new Karaoke members. They sang a beautiful love song from Okinawa and a
song on the memories of high school days.
Since EJCA upgraded the sound system in the hall, the sound effect is great. The new stage was nice, too.
Thank you very much for joining the concert and having a good time together.
Please see the next page for some photos
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NAJC President’s Report
Terumi Kuwada
Spring has arrived, bringing new hope and renewed energy to
our lives. As a Japanese Canadian community, we have much
to celebrate, not the least of which is the number of volunteers
whose dedication and hard work bring so much life and spirit to
our communities. Many thanks to all the volunteers across
Canada.
The NAJC office is in transition. After a year at our temporary
office, we are considering different options. The current
building where we rent space has come under new ownership
which has resulted in changes that the NAJC believes will
impact on our operations. With the assistance of resource
people in Winnipeg, as well as the NEB, I will be pursuing
various scenarios that will be presented to the membership at
the AGM. There are short term and long term issues that need
to be pursued. Stay tuned!
Recently, I attended an event sponsored by the Canadian
Muslim Leadership Institute, which is piloting a program to
train young persons in their community for leadership roles.
Part of this program, involves dialogue with other ethnic
communities. This dialogue is created in conversational cafes
where the trainees and participants in other ethnic communities
share their stories, with the objective of greater understanding
and acceptance of each other. The ultimate goal is to build a
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stronger and more unified Canada. There are 5 other ethnic
communities in Winnipeg and Ottawa that will participate in
this endeavour. I will be asked to invite about 12 individuals in
the Japanese Canadian community in Winnipeg to participate in
these conversational cafes. It was a most inspiring occasion to
be in attendance with such committed and capable young
persons in the Muslim community.
The NAJC Human Rights Committee has been working on
various projects, including the Human Rights booklet that was
started several years ago but not completed. One of the
intentions of this booklet is to assist newcomers to our
community that may not be aware of some of their rights and
responsibilities. The HRC is in the process of creating a design
that would be available on the website, and would be presented
in a concise manner to be meaningful to users.
The NEB is meeting in Toronto on March 27-28, 2010, for its
regular quarterly meeting. We will be meeting with the NAJC
membership in Toronto, as well as touring the Cultural Centre
and learning about their programs, including SEDAI. This will
be an opportunity to hear from the community about their needs
and activities.
The NAJC welcomes comments, suggestions, questions, etc.
from all. Please contact us at www.najc.ca
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Sukiyaki Dinner Night 2010
Erin Munro
Saturday March 20, 2010 marked another successful Sukiyaki Night at the EJCA. With almost 90 guests in attendance,
volunteers, cooks and guests alike all had a great time. This year the Edmonton Kendo and Naginata Club (EKNC) recruited
additional volunteers to assist with food preparation, cooking, and cleaning up at the end of the evening.
After a quick and thorough training session for the cooks, we were ready to go. The cooks randomly selected the table they
would be cooking for, and went to work!. Before long, we had an easy going atmosphere helped along by the ideal
background music and the good humour of everyone present. The evening flew by, and before we realized it, it was already
time for dessert and games.
At the end of the evening, the volunteers and organizers received a standing ovation from the guests in thanks for the
wonderful dinner. This was the best example of the camaraderie within the EJCA--people coming together to help each other
out and the support of the community.
I am grateful for everyone's contribution. This was my first experience assisting in the preparation of a dinner for so many
people. Thank you for this experience. It will be remembered!
Hina Matsuri Report
In Japan, Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival) takes place on March 3. This is the day families pray for the happiness and prosperity of
their girls and to help ensure that they grow up healthy and beautiful.
This year at EJCA the festival was held on March 20. The two large Hina Doll sets and other Hina
Dolls were display in the Lounge. In the afternoon on a beautiful spring day, over 100 guests visited
EJCA for the Hina Matsuri Doll Festival. They were children and parents from EJCA, the Japanese
Language School, and Nihon-go Kids group, guests from Camrose, seniors, and more! Thanks to
Noriko Fujino who made 60 Daifuku and Yumiko Tachikawa who made 70 Ohagi for the event, guests
enjoyed Japanese delicacies. Another 40 cups of Hina Arare
were prepared for children. All had a wonderful time. One
person who recently came from Japan said that she had
never seen such a wonderful sets of Hina Dolls in her life
in Japan. A young teacher from Camrose was in Japan and
she wore kimono at the festival. She was given the kimono
while she was in Japan.
Please check the volunteer list for the many volunteers who
made the event successful.
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Outreach Program Committee - Update
Sanae Ohki
the J.D.Bracco School, and (3) Japanese hair-style was
arranged for a wedding guest.
The EJCA Board created a new committee named the
“Outreach Program Committee” in February 2010. The role of
the Outreach program is to coordinate the following activities
within EJCA and offer opportunities to the members to present
their special skills effectively to people in Edmonton and
surrounded areas.
1.
Japan Today - EJCA has been offering teachers and
students an opportunity to understand Japan: nature,
history, language, society, customs, technology, and
people's everyday life. It is designed for Alberta junior
high school students as a supplement to the Grade 8
Social Studies curriculum's Japan module. Japan Today
has been active since 2004. There have been 30 sessions
scheduled for this school year! It is getting very popular!
2.
Japanese Language Teaching - The third session of
Japanese Language class for EJCA members finished in
March 2010. The next class will be scheduled for the fall
2010.
3.
D.S. Mackenzie Junior High School - The school is the
first and only one junior high in Edmonton that offers
compulsory Japanese Language program. EJCA will offer
Calligraphy, Kimono, and Tea Ceremony for the support
of the compulsory program.
7.
The South Edmonton Lions Club - EJCA will
recommend an exchange student to Japan. Refer to inserted
brochure to this Moshi Moshi.
In February, an invitation for the resource persons and for the
committee membership was sent to the EJCA members. Nine
people responded as resource persons. Four Committee
members were decided (Ayumi Nagatomi, Shiho Asano, Hiro
Kubota, and Sanae Ohki). The first committee meeting was
held on March 21, 2010. The committee is setting standard and
fee schedule of activities. The committee identified an
importance of promoting Japanese culture in Edmonton.
More resource persons are required for the activities. Please refer
to the memo sent out in February and contact Sanae Ohki (780459-3862, evenings) if you would offer your skill for the above
activities.
上のような活動にお手伝いいただけますか?エドモ
ントンの人々がもっと日本について知りたいと思っ
ています。EJCAではそんなOutreachの機会をどん
4.
Private Japanese Language Lessons - We will provide
names of instructors. One enquiry was already filled.
5.
Interpretation and translation services - We will
provide names of interpreters/translators.
6.
Japanese culture presentation and other activities EJCA will coordinate demonstration of Japanese culture
such as origami, tea ceremony, calligraphy, flower
arrangements, martial arts, and Kimono. In March, we had
three activities: (1) Karate and Japanese culture were
presented at the Sir. George Simpson Junior High School,
(2) Japanese Kimono, posters, and toys were displayed at
どん作ってエドモントンが重要視している多文化社
会を増進する力になれたらいいなと思っています。
そしてお手伝いいただく方には相応の謝礼をお払い
できるような体制を作っていきます。ご質問などは
ご遠慮なく大木までご連絡ください。(780-4593862、または[email protected])
Calendar of Upcoming Events
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April 10, 2010
Movie Afternoon at the Centre, beginning at 1:00 pm
April 13, 2010
EJCA Board Meeting, at the Centre beginning at 7:00 pm
April 28, 2010
Matsu no Kai Meeting and Lunch, at the Centre beginning at 11:00 am
May 11, 2010
EJCA Board Meeting, at the Centre beginning at 7:00 pm
May 15, 2010
Matsu no Kai (Seniors) Lunch & Bake Sale, at the Centre 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
May 26, 2010
Matsu no Kai Meeting and Lunch, at the Centre beginning at 11:00 am
June 6, 2010
Kurimoto Japanese Garden Spring Festival
June 8, 2010
EJCA Board Meeting, at the Centre beginning at 7:00 pm
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VOLUNTEER AND DONOR APPRECIATION
EJCA’s activities have been successfully carried out with the help of many volunteers and a variety of donations. The EJCA
Board members think it is very important to recognize volunteers and donors in a consistent manner. So this year, volunteers and
donors for each activity will be reported in the Moshi Moshi as an independent article.
If your name is missing from the list, please inform Cathy Tennant so it can be noted in the next Moshi Moshi. Please help us to
maintain an accurate list.
Karaoke Concert held on February 15, 2010
Coordinator;
Sanae Ohki
Volunteers & Presenters:
EJCA Karaoke Club and friends
EJCA Casino - February 20-21, 2010
Volunteers:
Yoko Azumaya
Alder Curie
Yumiko Hoyano
Bill Kiel
Joyce Kiyooka
Hiro Kubota
Alice Mah
Bob Motokado
Ilene Nessel
Keiko Oba
John Priegert
Carol Rushworth
Ken Tanaka
Midori Tanaka
Hiroko Currie
Gong Kiel
Ken Lettner
Dave Mueller
Masahito Oba
Tom Sando
Cathy Tennant
Rick Hirata
Dennis Kikuchi
Twilla Macleod
Erin Munro
Sanae Ohki
Daiyo Sawada
Wray Tsuji
Hina Matsuri - March 20, 2010
Coordinator:
Sanae Ohki
Volunteers:
Kayoko Hiruki
Kyoko Watanabe
Satoko Nemoto
Shiho Asano
Rei Kondo
Yumiko Tachikawa
Sachiko Motoda
Sukiyaki Dinner - March 20, 2010
Coordinators:
Cathy Tennant
Volunteers:
Tom Hyodo
Susumu Kaneda
Noriko Fujino
Connor Rainey
Bryan Irwin
Chad Wallace
Joseph Kim
Steve Hladky
Rick Hirata
Lester Hickman
Jim Hoyano
Ken Kimura
Brenda Madsen
Edie Nagata
Takashi Ohki
Greg Shimizu
Erino Munro
Yoshie Kaneda
Keiko Marumo
Tully Pinkerton
Jeff Long
Edie Nagata
Noriko Marumo
Renee Morrisey
SungWoo Choi
Sanae Ohki
Shayne Robinson
Scott Sutton
Ron Thompson
Our Apologies for Missing Individuals from previous events:
Christmas Party and New Year Party: Wray Tsuji
A Thank You Message from Alice Weber, Outreach Education
Officer Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Park
Thank you for Folding the Wish into paper cranes.
Parks Canada and the 1910 Rogers Pass Snow Slide
organizing committee would like to express a huge thank you
for your participation in the Fold and Unfold Program.
Hundreds of school children and community groups from
across the country folded paper cranes and made a wish that a
tragedy such as the 1910 Avalanche at Rogers Pass never
happens again.
The result was a stunning display of more than ten thousand
colourful paper cranes that was hung across the Revelstoke
plaza during the commemoration service on March 4th, 2010.
More than eight hundred people gathered to remember the
lives lost and also celebrate the gains made in avalanche
safety. The candlelight vigil illuminated the downtown plaza
with a warm glow while the steam engine bell was rung fifty-
eight times during the roll call. Dignitaries, historians and
descendants of the victims contributed to the evening by
telling the story of the 1910 avalanche and its impact.
Everyone was deeply touched that the Yamaji family of Japan
flew in to attend the service and honour
their ancestor, Mannusoke Yamaji, lost in the avalanche.
Thirty-two of the fifty-eight men were of Japanese origin, so
the service included both Christian and Buddhist traditions
with prayers, chants and hymns.
The 10,000 cranes are presently on display at the Revelstoke
Railway museum, and will be displayed in Rogers Pass for a
second service in August.
We invite you to join us on August 15, 2010, at the Summit
of Rogers Pass Picnic Area in Rogers pass national Historic
site for an event to dedicate the 1910 avalanche memorial
stone.
Note:
For photos of the March 4, 2010 commemoration see page 8.
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Directory of EJCA & Affiliated Clubs & Organizations
Sabaki Go Club
Purpose: To learn and enjoy playing Go for all ages
Meetings: Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm and Saturday
afternoons from 1:30 pm (lounge 3).
Contact: Chuck Elliot at 452-1874, <[email protected]>
Website: <www.sabaki.org>
The Edmonton Gojukai Karate Club
Tuesdays and Thursdays (except holidays)
Children, 7-12 years of age: 6:00-7:00 PM
Youths, 13-17 years of age: 7:00-8:15 PM
Contact: John Priegert - 436-1825, <[email protected]>
Kendo/Naginata Club
Meetings: 2nd & 4th Fridays at 7:00 pm
website: http://web.mac.com/eknc/iWeb/EKNC/Welcome.html
Kita No Taiko
Japanese Drumming Group
Practices: Monday and Wednesday from 7 pm
Contact: 431-0300 or <[email protected]>
Website: <www.kitanotaiko.ca>
Chigiri-e Art
Torn paper art work creation
Contact: Keiko Frueh - 436-5843
Wakaba Kai
Traditional Japanese Dance
Contact: Keiko Frueh - 436-5843
Metro Edmonton Japanese Community School
Japanese language instruction
Contact: <[email protected]>
Website: <www.ualberta.ca/~tkin/MEJCS-index.htm>
Edmonton Nihongo Kids Club
(Japanese communication club for kids)
Tuesdays from 10:00 am
Contact: Mizuho - 780 472-1580
Women’s Gojukai Karate Club
Contact: Dana Nawata at [email protected]
Keifukai of Edmonton
Japanese Brush Calligraphy
Contact: Kazuko Hirata - 438-2747
Revelstoke - March 4, 2010
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『]快適』『清潔』をお求めのあなたへ
Enjoy the comfort of the latest hi-tech bidet
Unlike a traditional bidet, you sit on a heated seat
while using the multi-functions of the Personal
Hygiene System.
MACHIDA COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Custom Assembled Computers
Televisions * Electronics * VCR’s
(Sales and Service)
David Machida
([email protected])
90 Garnet Crescent Sherwood Park, AB
T8A-2S4 Ph/780 467-5377
TONY the TAILOR
For information or purchase, please contact
ASA (Aita Sales Agent)
Phone (780) 922-4313 Fax (780) 922-4593
e-mail: [email protected]
ALTERATION SPECIALIST
JUNKO DARASENG
Specializing in LEATHER, FUR & SHEEPSKIN
All types of mens & ladies clothes, coats & jackets
Dry Cleaning Available
Telephone
426-4654
10172 - 104 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1A7
寿司わさび
Sushi
WASABI
5714 - 111 Street
Edmonton, AB
Business Hours
Tues-Thurs: 5 PM - 9:30 PM
Fri: 5 PM - 10 PM
Sat: 5 PM - 10 PM
Sundays & Holidays: 5 PM - 9 PM
CLOSED Mondays
Phone: 433-0533
Fax: 413-4138
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EJCA 春の映画会のお知らせ
今年の映画会は次の4本を上映します。すべて英語の字幕つきです。日本語、英語のお友達もお誘
いください。皆で楽しみましょう。
日時:
4月10日(土) 午後1時から5時45分
場所: EJCA
Centre、6750−88 Street,
Edmonton
参加は無料です。休憩時間にスナックを用意します。
上映場所
Hall
Lounge
1時 − 3時15分
おくりびと(英語字幕つき)131分 滝
田洋二郎監督
出演者 本木雅弘、広末涼子他
3時30分 ̶ 5時45分
隠し剣 鬼の爪(英語字幕つき)132分
山田洋次監督
出演者 永瀬正敏 松たか子他
マルサの女 (英語字幕つき) 127分伊丹 寅さん 一作目(英語字幕つき)90分 十三監督
山田洋次監督 出演者 宮本信子、山崎努、津川雅彦他 出演者 渥美清、光本幸子他
Sukiyaki Night - March 20, 2010
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EJCA会長の言葉
キャシー・テナント
春がやって来ました。春には蘇生、変化と言う考えも容易に受
け入れられます。今は茶色の芝や木や庭も華やかな木々や花を
約束する緑色へと思いを馳せさせます。私たちを家に閉じ込め
ていた厳しい寒さから太陽の暖かい光を大いに楽しむ季節へと
代わって行く時、蘇生の印を見る事ができます。
冬を乗り越え確かに毎春芽を出して庭を美しくしてくれるに多
年生の植物に信びょう性を感じます。
このような特徴は多くの面で私たちの会を思わせます。毎年、
EJCAは新らしい会員のエネルギーと新鮮なアイデアで蘇生しま
す。何時も変化しながらも、幸いにも、常に反応し、援助し、
支持し、励ましてくれる、頼りになる会員たちがいることで
す。
羨ましがられる組み合わせです!
プロジェクトと試案
レベルストーク雪崩記念式典
千羽鶴プロジェクト
1910年にロージャース峠の雪崩の100年記念式典で展示される
折り鶴作りにEJCAの老いも若きもが参加しました。58名の犠
牲者の内、32名が日本人でした。「松の会」(55才以上のグ
ループ)のメンバーは午後のひと時を使って折り鶴に糸を通し
て千羽鶴を作り、その上、2本の25羽の折り鶴を作り、ELCAは
それらを送る事ができました。3週間内にプロジェクトを完成す
ることができ、ありがとうございました。
アリス・ウエバー(マウント・レベルストーク&グラーシア国
立公園、アウトリーチ・エジュケーション・オフイサー)から
のメッセージが別の記事として掲載されています。
歴史保存プロジェクト
歴史プロジェクトのプロジェクト・マネージャーとしてデッビ
ト・サルツが選ばれました。デッビトのこれまでの経験と図書
情報科学の学位が彼をこのプロジェクトに最適と考えられま
す。リック・ヒラタ率いる歴史プロジェクト委員会は幸いにも
このポジションへ良い応募者が得られて幸いでした、そしてこ
のプロジェクトにこのような興味が示された事は素晴らしい事
です。プロジェクト・チームは進行具合を逐次知らせてくれる
ことと思います。
ウエブサイト開発
アンディー・ベティーがソフィア・ウオングに代わりEJCAのウ
エブサイトを新しくし維持することになりました。彼のウエブ
サイト・デザイン経歴でウエブサイトをもっと使いやすく新し
くします。彼はサナエ・オーキとジム・ホヤノと緊密に仕事を
進めていきます。
バンクーバーへ移ってからもソフィアはウエブサイトの改善に
努力してくれていました。過去年に渡って彼女がウエブサイト
を良くしようとしてくださり感謝いたします。
会員
今年度の会費をセンター・オフイスへ送るか届けるかしてくだ
さい。会費は会の活動を維持するために不可欠です。会員申し
込み書は「もしもし」の裏面にあります。
エドモントンからおけコンサート 実況放送
大木 早苗
会場の皆様こんにちは。エドモントンの日系文化会館にいっぱ
いのお客様をお迎えしてただいまからからおけコンサートを開
きます。今年はちょうど、昨日がValentine
Day そして今日2月
15日はFamily
Dayとうれしい祝日が続きます。そこでコンサー
トのテーマは「愛と家族」としました。友達への友情、愛する
人や妻や夫への愛、母への思いなどの歌をお届けします。から
おけクラブの会員は力いっぱい、楽しく、心を込めて歌いま
す。 ご一緒に楽しい午後を過ごしましょう。 今日の1番は宿田 美環子さんの「珍島物語」
です。 韓国の
南西のはずれにたくさんの島があります。その中のチンド島と
モドリ島の間に2.8kmの砂州があり,特に5月の大潮のとき
に砂州が現れて人々が渡れるようになります。この砂州を渡っ
てあちらの島の人に会えるのと同じように、南北に別れ別れに
なった家族が又会えるようになりたいと、家族を思う切ない気
持ちを歌います。(歌唱力抜群の宿田さんの歌声がコンサート
の始まりを盛り上げました)
次は今年の新人歌手の一人、兵頭智至さんです。若さと元気
いっぱいの兵頭さんは四国の愛媛県の出身,今アルバータ大学で
地質学を勉強しています。去年ロッキー山のエメラルドレイク
で結婚式をしました。ロマンチックで優しく力持ちの仲間が増
えて嬉しいです。美しい沖縄が戦争によって荒廃していく悲し
みを歌った「島唄」をお届けします。(若々しい歌声がさわや
かで沖縄風の衣装に鉢巻がよく似合っていました。)
川の流れのように人の行方はもう定められているのでしょう
か、流れにさからって生きるのか、流されるのか。私は貴方の
愛という川について行きます。クーリー洋子さんの歌とフルー
敬子さんの日本舞踊で美しい川の流れと愛の思いこめて「さだ
め川」をお届けします。(フルー
さんにはいつも賛助出演をし
ていただいています。 コンサートを飾ってくださるお友達が
あるのは本当に嬉しいです。クーリーさんの低音も魅力的!)
つぎはちょっと趣向を変えてDuetです。 東京の下町で育った
笹野峰子さんと渋谷で育った大木崇さんの、「別れても好きな
人」です。東京の街の名前が次々と出てきます。渋谷、原宿、
高輪、一ツ木、など、お分かりになるでしょうか?(おそろい
の黒地にスパンコールがきらきらと光る衣装で、大人のムード
のすばらしい舞台でした。)
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人様の邪魔にならぬようゆっくりと歩いております。はやりの
歌にはついていけません。子供のときに覚えた歌です。>とい
う金田進さん、でも子供のときに ずいぶんませた歌を歌って
いたのですね。浪曲子守唄です。 (とび職人の衣装で赤ちゃ
んをおんぶして切々と歌う金田さんの舞台には皆泣かされまし
た。)
次は元気に異国情緒の歌、 エドモントンの歌姫 クハース
キー秀子さんの「異邦人」です。秀子さん今年は「こころつた
え」という歌を歌うつもりで練習していました。でも「異邦
人」もとてもよかったので、是非こちらの元気な方にしてとお
願いしました。歌える歌がなくて困る人もいるのに、良い歌が
ありすぎるという羨ましい人もあります。(東アジアの衣装に
優雅な舞いを入れてさすが歌姫でした。バックのタンバリンの
演奏が上品でした。)
<花の命も人の命もはかなくて、この世は無常なもの。せめ
て、私の恋心、この身が滅び消えてしまっても、宇宙の果てま
でもつづきますように> 悲しく破れた冬の恋心を思いを込め
て歌います。金田芳枝さんの「千年の花 」です。 (ピンク
の着物ときらっと光る紫の帯が金田さんを一層若々しく美しく
していました。)
竹は節目節目で伸びていく、人生60年の節目を幾つか越えた
けれど、これからも迎えるであろう人生の節目を家族や友、そ
して自然の恵みを大事にしながら越えて行きたいと竹に思いを
込めてうたいます。 吉田 弘志さんの「竹」です。(歌にあ
わせた竹の模様の着物がすばらしく、それにあわせて、すくっ
と伸びる竹の姿をフルーさんが舞いました。)
中野悠子さん、一度着てみたかった芸者の舞台衣裳で歌いま
す。円盤投げで世界Master大会に出たり、卓球の練習をした
り、運動家の中野さんの変身振りをお楽しみください。夫に先
立たれ、娘を育てる為にやむなく芸者になって苦労する女の思
いを歌う「花街の母」です。(日本髪に黒のすそ模様、赤いす
そよけを出した衣装にお化粧もすっかり芸者そのもの。中野さ
んが舞台に出ると、会場は驚きのため息に包まれました。)
これで第1部を終わります。楽しんでいただけたでしょうか? 第2部に入る前に15分の休憩をいたします。その間にお茶とお菓
子をお出しします。どうぞゆっくりしてください。(藤野さん
に作っていただいた大福は大好評でした。大福が食べたいから
コンサートに来るという方もあるとか。藤野さんありがとうご
ざいました。)
これから第2部をはじめます。今年も鶴田ジョージさんは 甘い
声で皆様をうっとりさせるでしょう。 今まで25年のあいだ鶴
田さんはカラオケクラブの長老として、私たちと一緒に歌って
きました。今年もご一緒にコンサートができて本当にうれしい
です。今日の曲はBegin
the
beguine, 皆様の中には この曲を聞
いて、古きよき時代を思い出される方も多いことでしょう。
次の「Tokyo 見返り美人」は和美さんのお母様がいつもかけて
いたCDの一つに入っていて子供のときに覚えたそうです。今で
もこの曲を聞くたびに女の意地っ張りさを感じ、寂しくて悔し
くて胸が苦しくなるけど、女の強さが出ていて好きな歌だそう
です。別れてから いい女だった と言われるだけではな
く 今日もいい女だ といわれるほどの女になりたいと
思っている和美さんです。(高校時代バンドのボーカルで鍛え
た歌唱力はプロ並みです。安心して聞ける歌があるのはいいで
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すね)
今回もう一人の新出場者の久保田裕さんです。久保田さんは去
年7月からアルバータ大学農学部の大学院で有機農業の勉強をし
ています。今日は1996年に卒業した群馬県立渋川高校を思い出
しながら 高校3年生 を歌います。水泳部で練習に明け暮れて
いた高校生活を思い出します。(学帽に詰襟、下駄まではいて
ばっちりの衣装でした。間奏の間に初恋の彼女から大きなハー
トをもらったとたんに久保田さんのハートもどきどき!さあ大
変、歌詞を忘れてしまって 「ごめんなさい!」)
「雪国ー駒子の愛」は川端康成の小説「雪国」をテーマにして
います。歌われている湯沢は 吉田恵子さんの故郷新潟から東
京へ出るときに必ず通ります。反対に東京から田舎に向かうと
きは、清水トンネルをこえるとそこは雪国・・・になります。
雪深い湯の町、湯沢。そこに生きた駒子の一途な愛を歌いま
す。(フルーさんが踊りを添えて又歌が一層映えました。紫と
緑の組み合わせの和服も素敵でした)
大木崇さんは、この25年間カラオケを歌い続けています。カ
ラオケ器具のほうはカセットテープ、エイトトラック、レー
ザーディスク、DVD, コンピューターカラオケと進歩している
のに、本人の歌は昔のままとは、これはいったいどうしたこと
でしょうか。でも今年は ちょっとちがった曲に挑戦します。
「飾りじゃないのよ涙は」です。 (バックコーラスの5人の美
女に支えられて大木さんダンディでしたよ)
五年前に58歳で熟年デビューをして話題になった秋元順子の
歌
「愛のままで」 を熟年の笹野峰子さんが歌います。 ご主
人は 峰子はもう熟年を過ぎて老年だ とおっしゃるそうです
が、とんでもない!おしゃれで、明るく、元気な峰子さん、い
つまでも青春を楽しんでいらっしゃいますよ!(そしてきれい
なピンクのドレスとすばらしい歌声で、会場はうっとりしまし
た)
中野さんと吉田さんのDuetは、「浪花恋しぐれ」。破滅型天才
芸人といわれる桂春団治の物語です。借金・女遊び・酒乱が高
じた振る舞いや生き様は、演劇・歌謡曲など様々な形で語り継
がれているようですが、破滅も度を過ぎれば、有名になるとい
うのは不思議です。(お二人の名コンビの歌は涙と笑いで忙し
いでした。)
今年のコンサートも最後の1曲になりました。 私たちはいつも
大勢のお友達に助けていただいて、コンサートの準備をしてい
ます。こんな小さなコンサートでも影で、仕事をしている人が
大勢います。そしてお客様なくしてコンサートはありません。
いつも応援をしていただいて本当にありがとうございます。 今日の最後は皆で元気に「365歩のマーチ」をうたいます。
応援ありがとうございました。又来年お目にかかります。それ
までお元気で良い1年をお送りください。
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Healthy Weight Management Part I: Exercise
Aki Kawai
EJCAの皆さん、こんにちは。待ちに待った春がやってきました。外に飛び出して、この生命力溢れる季節を楽しむ準備は整
いつつありますか?
さて、普段の生活の中で肥満や太りすぎについての広告や新聞記事を目にしない日はありません。肥満解消に大切な要素のひ
とつは運動です。なぜでしょう?体重管理とは、単に体重を減らすことだけでなく、脂肪を減らし、筋肉量を増やすことに
よって、脂肪と筋肉のバランスを変えることだからです。いわゆる ダイエット によって、減ったものは実は脂肪ではなく
て筋肉、ということは間々あります。筋肉量を維持、若しくは増量し、脂肪量を減らすには、運動は欠かせません。さらに言
えば、運動は心や精神面の健康状態を保つのにも有効です。気持ちが安定しないときに、つい暴飲暴食をし、体重管理が難し
くなる、すなわち、心の健康と肥満と言うのは密接なかかわりがあるのです。けれども、運動と一口に言っても、やり方に
よっては健康を害してしまうこともあります。下記に、体重管理と健康増進に大切な運動のポイントを挙げます。
まず、足にあった運動靴、スニーカーを準備します。
そして、ゆっくりと頭のてっぺんからつま先まで、全ての間接を曲げ伸ばして、体を温めます。
では、歩き始めましょう。前を向き、腕を振り、お尻を前に押し出す気持ちで歩きます。
少しづつ速度を上げます。軽く心臓の鼓動が感じられる程度、すぐ隣にいる人と会話が出来る程度のところで、そのまま20
30分程続けます。激しい息切れは効率的な脂肪燃焼を妨げます。
まだあと2時間ほどは続けられるなあ、というところでその日の運動は終わりにしましょう。
体が慣れるのに従って、早く歩くなどして、運動の強度を少しずつ上げましょう。
効率よく脂肪を燃焼させるのに適切な運動強度の目安として脈拍が使われます。簡単な計算式は220−(あなたの年齢) 0.7
です。例えば60歳の人の場合(220−60) 0.7=112拍(一分間毎)最初はこの脈拍に到達する前に体がつらいと感じるかも
しれません。でも、大丈夫、ゆっくり体を慣らして徐々に強度を上げていけばいいのです。
ウォームアップとウォーキングの間に15
を燃やすことができます。
20分のウェイトトレーニングを加えると、さらに効率的に筋肉量を増やし、脂肪
ウォーキングの代わりに、自転車漕ぎやトレッドミル、軽いジョギングをしても構いません。
関節に痛みや障害がある方は、水中歩行やアクアビクスがお奨めです。
運動の終わりには、クールダウンを忘れずに。5分ほどゆっくりストレッチをしましょう。
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Library Corner
The Library Committee communicates with you through the “Library Corner” of the Moshi Moshi. Introduction of new books,
material reviews, and activities will e posted
1. New Materials: Added in February and Maarch 2010
Purchased Books:
ID
Category
Author
Title
2363
Nikkei
Happell, Charles
The Bone Man of Kokoda
2364
Japanese Translation
ハぺル、チャールズ
ココダの約束
2278
Social Japan
Passport Books
Japanese Picture Dictionary
2279
Children
Allen Say
Grandfather’s Journey
2280
Learn Japanese
Allen Say
Japanese Kanji
2281
Children
Rena Krasno
Floating Laterns & Golden Shrines
2282
Nikkei
JCCC, Toronto
Directory of Japanese Residing in
Canada (1929)
2285
Learning Japanese
Rutherford, Scott
Japanese for Travelers
2292
Hobbies
Fuse, Tomoko
Origami Boxes
2313
Social Japan
Culture Smart
Japan - The essential guide to
custome & cluture
Purchased Movies: They are all with English subtitles. On the April 20, the Movie Festival will show 4 of these
movies: Departures, The Hidden Blade, The Taxing Woman, and Tora-san Volume 1.
Director (J)
Director
Title (J)
Title
滝田 洋二郎 Yojiro Takita
おくりびと
Departures
宮崎 駿
Hayao Miyazaki
ルパン3世 カリオストロの城
The Castle of Cagliostro
山田洋次
Yoji Yamada
愛
The Hidden Blade
黒澤 明
Akira Kurosawa
夢
Dreams
黒澤 明
Akira Kurosawa
影武者
Kagemusha
黒澤 明
Akira Kurosawa
生きる
Ikiru
宮崎 駿
Hayao Miyazaki
風の谷のナウシカ
Nausica
李相日
Sang-il Lee
フラガール
Hula Girls
山田洋次
Yoji Yamada
武士の一分
Love and Honor
山田洋次
Yoji Yamada
たそがれ清兵衛
The Twilight Samurai
周防正行
Masayuki Suo
Shall We ダンス?
Shall We Dance?
ゴジラ Final Wars
Godzilla - Final Wars
小津 安二郎
Yasujiro Ozu
浮草
Floating Weeds
伊丹 十三
Juzo itami
マルサの女
The Taxing Woman
山田洋次
Yoji Yamada
寅さん1- 4 男はつらいよ
Tora-san, Volumes 1-4
Donated Materials: 68 donated books were registered in February and March. Thank you very much! Since the list is long,
titles of books are not listed here. Please visit the Library to see the new books.
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2. Material Review
Mikkousen Suian Maru (literally: Stowaway Ship, Suian Maru), translated by David Sulz, the original book is密航船水安丸 by
新田次郎
In the 1970s, the famous Japanese novelist Nitta Jiro heard about a secret group of immigrants who left Miyagi for Canada in 1906.
His investigations revealed enough information in family heirloom diaries, published recollections, and in the memories of
villagers on both sides of the Pacific to write a historical novel about Oikawa Jinsaburo, a Meiji era entrepreneur.
Born into a locally important family in the backwoods of Tohoku on the cusp of the great transformation from the Tokugawa to
Meiji eras, he had become a successful entrepreneur by his 40s. In 1896, he heard rumours of discarded fish roe from the Fraser
River canneries and immediately left for Canada despite his age to capitalize on this wasted resource and start anew. With moderate
success and the building of small colonies on two Fraser River islands, he finally convinced about 80 of his hometown villagers to
sneak out of Japan on a chartered schooner, enter Canada secretly, and join his colony. After a perilous voyage, they landed on
Vancouver Island but were eventually all arrested. Unfortunately, British Columbia was not overly hospitable to Asians at the time
but, nevertheless, …. (you will have to read the book to keep track of what happened next. Even with all the unusual and
fascinating subsequent events, this story has remained largely unknown.
The book created considerable awareness in Japan but little in Canada because most Japanese-Canadian descendants of these
immigrants could not read Japanese. While living in Oikawa's hometown, I translated Nitta's book to English and called it
Phantom Immigrants. Since then, other sources and memories have come to light that reveal Nitta's story to be a very good story
and mostly accurate - but not completely. If you read Nitta's novel and want to know more, let me know!
The EJCA library has copies of both the Japanese original and English translation
Healthy Weight Management Part1: Exercise
Aki Kawai
•
Stay on this intensity for 20-30minutes at a time.
Hello EJCA members, are you all ready to go outside and
enjoy physical activities in such a rewarding vital spring
season? We come across news and advertisements related to
overweight and obesity on a daily basis. Exercise is one of
the most important tools for weight management. Why?
Weight management is not only losing weight but also
changing muscle and fat composition. Those who are on a
diet to lose weight often lose muscle mass, instead of fat
mass. The only way to keep muscle mass and lose fat instead
is to add exercise to your weight management protocol.
Additionally, exercise improves mental and emotional health
which often coincides with weight and appetite control issues.
However, exercise potentially affects your health negatively if
you practice it in the wrong way. So here are keys for ideal
exercise to control your weight and improve your health.
•
Stop the exercise when you still feel that you can keep
going for 2 more hours, instead of feeling exhausted.
•
As your body gets used to physical activity, you will
want to increase the intensity of the exercise for example,
walking faster.
•
You can use your heart rate to gauge the adequate
intensity of exercise. A simplified formula to calculate
your heart rate to burn fat efficiently is:
(220 - your
age) _0.7 per minutes. For example, if you are 60 years
old, your target heart rate should be around (220-60) _
0.7 =112 per minute. You may not be able to reach this
heart rate at the beginning, but that is OK. Gradually
building up is the way to go.
•
Get a pair of comfortable shoes.
•
•
Do gentle/slow stretching for each joint from head to toe
for warm-up (neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers,
trunk, waist, hips, knees, and ankles).
It is ideal to add 15-20 minutes of weight lifting exercise
between warm-up and walking to gain muscle mass and
burn fat efficiently.
•
Instead of walking; biking, treadmill and light jogging
are just as good.
Now start walking slowly. Look straight, swing your
arms, and push your hips forward.
•
For those who have joint issues, Aquafit/Aquasize or
walking in water is recommended.
•
At the end, do not forget to cool off by gentle stretching
for 5 minutes.
•
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Gradually speed up until you slightly feel your heart rate
but still be able to talk to a person right next to you.
Lack of oxygen, in other words, being out of breath does
not help to burn fat.
March - April 2010
Moshi Moshi
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