Hobbies
Mushrooming Printmaking Traveling

When the Oregon rain subsides, Sekino and his wife Anya often visit serene forests to collect majestic mushrooms such as Matsutake and Steinpilz. At home he plays Sumo wrestling with his sons Kenji (7) and Kolya (5) and enjoys being the champion almost always. ...... The College Mathematics Journal, March 2001.

Mushrooming
The kinds of mushrooms we pick in spring and fall are
matsutake steinpilz, ceps, or porcini orange boletes chanterelles morels
and about a dozen other savory species (no, not those psychedelic kind) that decorate our dinner table ... and we are still alive. If you are one of the dedicated mushroom hunters and have the urge to disclose your secret sites in Oregon (the Ural Mountains does not count), please e-mail me.

Steinpilz on the kitchen counter waiting to be cooked (November 1998).

Printmaking
My father, who was an artist in Japan, taught me various printmaking techniques when I was in elementary school, and because of the intense training, his woodcarving tools became like pens and pencils in my hands. It later gave me pleasant opportunities to teach a printmaking class twice at Willamette through the Office of External Education:
Class for the Community - Japanese Woodblock Printmaking, Summer 1982.
Elderhostel - Japanese Woodblock Printmaking, Summer 1983. The class was shown in Statesman-Journal on July 13, 1983.

Traveling

In addition to numerous places in the U.S. and Japan, I have traveled in Armenia, Canada, England, Estonia, Finland, Georgia (C.I.S.), Greece, Guatemala, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Russia, Ukraine and Yugoslavia.

San Francisco, August 1966.

Tolstoy's Estate, Yasnaya Polyana, in Tula, June 1985.

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