Shinenkai Family Film Night is January 16, 2010

The first Westside Community Shinenkai or "After New Years Party" featuring the movie Howl's Moving Castle and free snacks for family and friends will start at 7 p.m, January 16. The event is being hosted by Kyokushin Karate Dojo and Ito Clinic at 9950 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton, just a few blocks down the road from Uwajimaya Plaza. Local business sponsors include Kyokushin Karate Dojo, the Ito Clinic, The Taisei Juku Learning Center, Mika Inoue Insurance Agency, Uwajimaya Beaverton Plaza, and The Yuuyake Shimbun.
Japanese mochi, traditional snacks, and popcorn will be provided. Please bring a pillow to sit on and even a blanket for the kids to feel comfortable.  The dojo holds approximately 100 people. Please reserve your place(s) if you can, but you are welcome to just show up.  For more information, please call the Kyokushin Karate Dojo and Ito Clinic at 503-490-2326 or The Yuuyake Shimbun at 503-297-9268, or contact us at

The movie: Howl’s Moving Castle. Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) takes moviegoers on an amazing animated adventure that celebrates the power of love to transform and the resiliency of the human spirit in the face of adversity.  Embarking on an incredible odyssey to lift a curse placed on her, Sophie finds refuge in Howl’s magical moving castle where she becomes friends with Markl, Howl’s apprentice, and a good-natured fire demon named Calcifer.  Extraordinary characters, inventive imagery and stunning artistry make this masterpiece an unforgettable experience.