Important Update on our 2020 Arts & Craft Boutique Event
To Midori Kai Boutique Vendors:
Midori Kai, Inc. hopes that you and your family are staying safe during this unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic as we all Shelter in Place in our homes. Unfortunately, we do not know when it will be safe to gather in large groups, therefore, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the “live” September 12, 2020 Midori Kai Arts & Craft Boutique, held at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple Gym. Despite the Midori Kai Boutique cancellation, we still want to support the newly selected 2020/2021 Non-Profit Recipients, who are as follows:
- Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute
- Japanese American Museum – San Jose
- Nichi Bei Foundation
- Suzume No Gakko
In addition, Midori Kai wants to support you, our valued vendor, therefore, we are looking into hosting an online 2020 Midori Kai Boutique shopping experience over the same September 12 weekend. Our decision to create a Midori Kai E-commerce Boutique site will be based on your response to the Vendor Survey we created. Your feedback is very important to us so please take a few minutes to fill out our survey and click “Finish” when completed no later than May 15, 2020.
Once we have compiled the Vendor Survey results we will email you about Midori Kai’s E-commerce Boutique decision. Thank you for participating in this very important survey.
Phyllis Osaki and Marsha Baird, Midori Kai Co-Chairpersons
Midori Kai, Inc. has worked with many talented artisans over the past 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 each year.
If you are a returning Vendor or a new vendor that has been juried you will receive an email blast from Midori Kai with the 2019 MK password to download the Vendor Documents.
If you are a new vendor interested in participating in the Midori Kai Boutique, your product must be juried by the Midori Kai 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 download and complete the vendor application package.
- Marsha Baird – email@example.com, 510.579.1518
- Phyllis Osaki – firstname.lastname@example.org, 925.596.1770
You may also review our Frequently Asked Questions section below, for additional information.
If you are a returning vendor, you will receive an email with the current login information to access and download the vendor application package.
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. In this current unprecedented situation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person event, and are considering implementing an e-commerce event in that timeframe. In the past, the boutique has been held at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple Gym since 2001, 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?
Do the crafts or products have to be pre-approved?
Yes, the Midori Kai 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?
Once your product has been accepted, contact one of the boutique co-chairpersons for a password and then visit the Midori Kai website to download the Vendor package. You must complete the application and the specification sheet, all of which are returned to Midori Kai 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 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, 2019 to Phyllis Osaki at Midori Kai, 5674 Sonoma Dr., Pleasanton, CA 94566.
If I sell food products do I need a health permit?
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. After July 1, you can download the form at the Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health website. The completed Temporary Food Application and your check, made payable to Santa Clara County Health Department, must be sent to Midori Kai no later than July 31, 2019. 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 have been determined by risk factor and not by profit or non-profit. Please check the Santa Clara County Health Department website for current fees.