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Annual Boutique

Annual Midori Kai Arts & Crafts Boutique

The annual Midori Kai Boutique is our primary — and often singular— fundraiser.

A special thank you to all of our boutique sponsors, vendors, non-profit recipients, and attendees. We had 57 vendors (including 7 new vendors) and over 1,200 attendees at this year's event on September 13, 2014!

Save the date for next year:

September 12, 2015
9 am to 4 pm
Mountain View Buddhist Temple
575 N Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA

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As a non-profit corporation, Midori Kai, Inc. reserves 100% of the profits from the boutique for awards to non-profit recipients, and each year, at our boutique, our generous vendors contribute 10% of their gross sales to Midori Kai, Inc. A portion of the boutique proceeds are donated to selected non-profit organizations for a two-year period.

Our 2014 event will award grants to the following non-profit organizations:

  • AACI Asian Women's Home
  • Asian Law Alliance
  • Asian Women's Shelter
  • Fred Korematsu Institute

2014 Arts & Crafts Boutique Sponsors

Sakura (Cherry Blossom)
$1,000 - $2,499

Carolyn Cervantes Davies

Ayame (Iris)
$500-$999

Kimura Gallery, Machiko Shiozaki
G.S. Commercial Management, Inc., Phyllis Osaki
Bob & Nancy Tamaki
Anonymous

Tsubaki (Camellia)
$100-$499

Bob & Ida Fujii
Suanne Higashidani
Allan T, Hikoyeda, Attorney at Law
Ben & Kaye Masatani
Marjorie Quon
Gary & June Sakamoto
Ken and Kathy Sakamoto
Cynthia Sasaki Designs
Emi Serizawa
Ukulele Source
Joanne Webster
Vicki Wynne,
Certified Esalen Massage Therapist
May Yonemoto
Anonymous

Friends of Midori Kai, Inc.

Roy's Station Coffee & Teas,
Carole Rast
Shinmori Optometry
Golden State Warriors
San Francisco Giants

Special Drawing

A special drawing will be held as part of the Boutique — only 500 tickets will be sold at $5 each, for a chance to win one of these prizes. Tickets will be available at the Boutique, or in advance from any of the Midori Kai Directors.

Original woodblock by Masao Ido (Kyoto Artist)
"Japanese Garden"
Framed with museum quality matting
Size 10" x 12" — Value $180

 

Original woodblock by Kunio Kaneko
"Happy Boy" (limited edition)
Framed with museum quality matting
Size 11" x 12" — Value $200

 

Kimekomi dolls made by Akiko Honda
Value $300


Daniel Ho Ukulele Starter Pack
Donated by Ukulele Source

Firebrand Ukulele with bag and strap
Instructional DVD
Tuner
Music CD
Chord Chart
Value: $160


 

Kimono sculpture
3' x 4', Value $1000
Donated by Carolyn Davies

 

Special Sports Drawing
Autographed Klay Thompson picture
Donated by the Golden State Warriors

 

Autogaphed Sergio Romo picture
Donated by the San Francisco Giants

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Vendors

A Hui Hou
All Heart by Carol
Ami's Original Art
Arakawa Pottery
Asian Gift Designs
Asian Pair - Toshiko Beeman
Beautiful Things - June Sugihara
Chizu's Creations - JoAnn Baer
Classic Hawaiian Designs
Clayvision, LLC
Collette Kondo & Julie Kondo
Creative Accents - Leona Nakagawa
Creative Handcrafted Gifts
Crystals, Pearls & More - Sherri Hodnefield
Cynthia Sasaki Designs
Dardie Ishida
Details Company
Donna Tojo
Four Yams
Gary Wong
Gaye Tsudama
The Glass Studio
Happy Shirts/Omiyage
Hitomi Designs
Hoshida Kimono
H.S.K. Creations
HUGASUMO
Japanese American Museum of San Jose
Joy Imai Pottery Studio
Kelley's Kookies
MAC Knife
Michiko Mimoto
Marjie's Creative Originals
M M Design - Marianna Matthews
Mijoko Graphix
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Girl Scouts
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Sr. Women's Group
Natural Imitations
Nikkei Traditions
Pat on the Back
Patricia Jeong
Pomegranate Designs
The Rare Orchid
RM Creations
Roxanne Kakiuchi
Sachiko Collection
Sharon Ito
Shigemi Sanders
Shirley Nishikawa
Smilin' from Ear to Ear
The Soap Nymph
Soo-Ling Designs
Sozai Corner, Inc.
Sumofish
Waka Ozawa
Watsonville Butddhist Temple
Yume Glass Art

 

Vendor Opportunities

Midori Kai, Inc. has worked with many talented artisans over the past 11 years.  A majority of our vendors participate every year and there are always at least a dozen new vendors who elect to participate in the Midori Kai Arts & Crafts Boutique.

New Vendors

If you are a New Vendor, your product must be juried by Midori Kai, Inc., Selection Committee. Please send either photos or your website address to the Boutique Co-Chairpersons via email. The Co-Chairpersons will let you know if your product has been accepted and at that time you may complete the Vendor Application and Specification Sheet.

You may also review our Frequently Asked Questions section below, for additional information.

Returning Vendors

If you are a returning vendor, please contact us for login information to access Vendor documentation in our new Vendors section.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship due date: August 1, 2014. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact one of the Boutique Co-Chairpersons:


Kiku (Chrysanthemum) - $2,500+: Name with business card info/business link/logo* on Midori Kai website, Boutique PR materials, handout fliers, individual Thank You poster at Boutique & donor name announced at the Boutique.

Sakura (Cherry Blossom) - $1,000 - $2,499: Name with business link/logo* on Midori Kai website, handout fliers, Thank You poster at Boutique & mentioned at the Boutique.

Ayame (Iris) - $500 - $999: Name on Midori Kai website, Thank You poster at Boutique & mentioned at the Boutique.

Tsubaki (Camellia) - $100 - $499: Name on Midori Kai website.

Friends of Midori Kai, Inc. - an in-kind donation (less than $100).

*Sponsor to provide camera ready logo artwork

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When & where is the Midori Kai Arts & Crafts Boutique held?

The Midori Kai Arts & Crafts Boutique is always held on the second Saturday of September from 9 am to 4 pm. This year it will be held on September 13, 2014. The boutique has been held at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple Gym for the past 11 years, which is located at 575 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043. Midori Kai, Inc is not affiliated with the Mt View Buddhist Temple. Please do not call the temple.

Who do I call about the Midori Kai Arts & Crafts Boutique?

Please contact one of the Boutique Co-Chairpersons:
Phyllis Y. Osaki, 925.596.1770, posaki@gsmanagement.com or
Marsha Baird, 510.579.1518, marshabaird@comcast.net.

Do the crafts or products have to be pre-approved?

Yes, the Midori Kai, Inc.selection committee must review and approve each new vendor’s arts & craft or product prior to acceptance into the boutique.

How do I get an application?

Contact one of the boutique co-chairpersons for a password and then go to the Midori Kai, Inc., website at www.midorikai.com to download the Vendor package. You must complete the application and the specification sheet, all of which are returned to Phyllis Osaki along with your check for the booth fee.

What size is each booth and how much do they cost?

Each booth consists of one (1) 8’ x 30” folding table plus two folding chairs. The fee is $75.00 per booth and we do not sell half booths. You can be placed inside the gym or outside on the patio. Patio space is limited. You are welcome to bring your own display table, racks, stands, mirrors, etc but it must fit within your booth space. There are limited booth spaces with a back wall and electrical outlets.

What is the application deadline?

Applications and Specification Sheet must be returned by July 31, 2014 to Phyllis Osaki.

If I sell food products do I need a health pßermit?

The County of Santa Clara Environmental Health Department requires that all vendors selling food products must complete the Temporary Food Facility Application and pay the appropriate fee. The completed Temporary Food Application and your check must be sent to Phyllis Osaki at Midori Kai no later than July 1, 2014. The Event Coordinator must submit all applications to the County and Midori Kai is the "Event Coordinator."

As of July 1, 2012, Health Permit Fees will be determined by risk factor and not by profit or non-profit. The fees are as follows:

  • Lowest risk - pre-packaged food is $99
  • Mid risk - such as hot dogs is $145
  • High risk - any food prepared the day of the event is $186