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Annual Midori Kai Arts & Crafts Boutique

The annual Midori Kai Boutique is our primary — and often singular— fundraiser. As a non-profit corporation, Midori Kai donates a portion of the boutique proceeds to selected non-profit organizations for a two-year period.

A special thank you to all of our boutique sponsors, vendors, non-profit recipients, volunteers and attendees, for helping us create another very successful and fun event!

Midori Kai Boutique 2013September 14, 2013
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, a portion of the boutique proceeds are donated to selected non-profit organizations for a two-year period. Our 2013 event will award grants to the following non-profit organizations:

  • Asian Americans for Community Involvement
  • Japanese American Museum of San Jose
  • National Japanese American Historical Society - Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center
  • Yu-Ai Kai

2013 Arts & Crafts Boutique Sponsors

Ayame (Iris)
$500-$999

GS Management Company
Dr. Jerry Hiura
Kimura Gallery, Machiko Shiozaki
Gary & June Sakamoto
Anonymous

Tsubaki (Camellia)
$100-$499

Bob & Ida Fujii
Golden State Warriors
Roberta Hayashi
Suanne Higashidani
Ben & Kaye Masatani
The J. Morey Company
Jane Nakamura
Fusaye Nakanishi
Phyllis Osaki
Ken and Kathy Sakamoto
San Francisco Giants
Cynthia Sasaki Designs
Minami Tamaki LLP
Joanne Webster
Vicki Wynne,
Certified Esalen Massage Therapist
Pam Yoshida

Friends of Midori Kai, Inc.

Allan T. Hikoyeda, Attorney at Law
Reiko Iwanaga
Vanita Louie
Marjorie Quon
Sozai Corner Restaurant

Special Raffle

Last year's drawing for a Brandon Crawford signed baseball was so popular, that we brought back more!

These autographed sports memorabilia — each it its own display case — were part of our special raffle at the boutique.

Thank you to Phyllis Osaki for this
wonderful donation of a rare
John Madden signed football!

 

This baseball bat, donated by the
San Francisco Giants,
was signed by Joaquin Arias.

 

"Matsuri Chochin"

Original woodblock by Kunio Kaneko.
Donated by Machiko Shiozaki of Kimura Gallery.

 

"Whisper Whisper"

Original woodblock by Kunio Kaneko.
Donated by Machiko Shiozaki of Kimura Gallery.

'Kotaro Asobi' is a kimekomi doll set depicting children at play. Kimekomi is a craft art from Japan that is about 250 years old. Thank you Fusaye Nakanishi for this wonderful handmade donation!

 

This basketball, donated by the Golden
State Warriors, was signed by
Warriors Coach Mark Jackson.

 

Autographed photo of Kristi Yamaguchi

 

Handmade quilt, made and donated by
Roberta Hayashi

 

 

 

2013 Vendors

A Hui Hou
All Heart by Carol
Ami's Original Art
Asian Accents
Asian Gift Designs
Asian Pair
Be One/Nikonina
Chizu's Creations
Cindy Ling
Classic Hawaiian Designs
Clayvision, LLC
Collette Kondo
Creative Handcrafted Gifts
Cynthia Sasaki Designs
Dardie Ishida
Debbie's Arts & Crafts
Details Company
Diane Fujimoto Fine Art
Fran Tojo
Four Yams
The Glass Studio
Halau O Ka Ua Lililehua
Happy Shirts
Heritage Source
Hoshida Kimono
H.S.K. Creations
HUGASUMO
J. Sugihara - Beautiful Things
Japanese American Museum of San Jose
Joy Imai Pottery Studio
Kathy Yoshihara Designs
Karolyn Fujimoto Designs
Kelley's Kookies
Kirsties Hawaiian Style Kookies
MAC Knife
Marian Wong Design
Marjie's Creative Originals
Mariko III
Modern M
Natural Imitations
Nikkei Traditions
Original Art by JoAnne Perez Robinson
Pat on the Back
Patricia Jeong
Pomegranate Designs
RM Creations
Sachiko Collection
Sew Asian
Sharon Ito
Shigemi's Art Works
Shirley Nishikawa
Smilin' from Ear to Ear
Sozai Corner, Inc.
Soo-Ling Designs
Sumofish
Twinkle Toes and Princess Bows
The Soap Nymph
Waka Ozawa
Yoshiko Suzuki

 

Vendor Opportunities

Midori Kai, Inc. has worked with many talented artisans over the past 10 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, 2013. 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 14, 2013. The boutique has been held at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple Gym for the past 10 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, 2013 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, 2013. 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