MOUNTAIN VIEW — Midori Kai, a professional women’s group, will host its annual Midori Kai Arts & Crafts Boutique fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mountain View Buddhist Temple, 575 N. Shoreline Blvd. in Mountain View.
Over 70 arts and crafts vendors will be on hand to feature unique and one-of-a-kind Asian arts and crafts, including jewelry, clothing, pottery, and food items. There will be drawings throughout the day.
Entertainment during the boutique will be provided by the Lotus Pre-School Singers, who will perform at 10:30 a.m. Kyle Abbot, Tsugaru shamisen musician, will perform at 2 p.m.
Midori Kai was formed to create an effective organization of Japanese American professional women leaders committed to mentoring youth, community involvement and supporting local charities and celebrating Japanese American heritage. The directors are: Marsha Baird, Connie Decena, Carol Eijima, Roberta Hayashi, Julie Hubbard, Aggie Idemoto, Joyce Iwasaki, JoAnn Kato, Linda Kato, Reiko Kawano, Naomi Nakano Matsumoto, Janice Miyatake, Maureen Mukai, Chris Noma, Irene Okimoto, Phyllis Osaki, June Sakamoto, Cynthia Sasaki, Ruth Shikada, Machiko Shiozaki, Sally Takemoto, Vicki Wynne and Pam Yoshida.
All of the proceeds from the boutique goes towards grants to local non-profit organizations. This year’s boutique will benefit Asian Americans for Community Involvement, Asian Women’s Shelter, Asian Law Alliance, and Fred Korematsu Institute by supporting women’s shelters, legal assistance and education.
The boutique is chaired by Phyllis Osaki and Marsha Baird. For more information, contact Osaki at (925) 596-1770 or Baird at (510) 579-1518, or visit www.midorikai.com.