Midori Kai is a non-profit corporation established in 1996, and founded with the objective to create an effective organization comprised of Japanese American professional women leaders with various business and creative backgrounds, who are committed to community involvement, supporting local charities, mentoring youth, and celebrating our Japanese American heritage.
Annual Midori Kai Arts & Crafts Boutique
Thanks to everyone who joined us for this unique shopping experience, September 1-15, 2020!
The annual Midori Kai Boutique is our primary — and often singular — fundraiser.
As a non-profit corporation, Midori Kai, Inc. 100% of the proceeds go to the Midori Kai Foundation for Grant 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.
Midori Kai decided to create a new virtual boutique website to provide an opportunity for our loyal customers to shop many creative vendors, enjoy videos by various entertainers, learn about our 2020 Grant Recipients, learn about Midori Kai’s History, and participate in a unique & exciting Silent Auction!
What is the meaning of Midori Kai?
On November 12, 1996, founding Directors approached Reverend Bunyu Fujimura, Reverend Ejitsu Hojo and Reverend Junjo Tsumura, retired ministers, requesting possible names for our newly formed organization. They suggested Midori Kai. In Japanese, Midori translates to “evergreen”or “everlasting” and Kai means “organization.” Our founding Directors agreed this name was very fitting for the new organization.