BLOOM KIMONO Nikkei High Tea

Nikkei National Museum 9th Annual BLOOM Fundraiser

Party + Silent Auction

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Tickets $25 + tax | Members $20 + tax

Dress code: Japanese inspired
Kimono Kitsuke by Satsuki-kai, $25 by appointment, women’s kimono and men’s yukata


see our silent auction online preview

download silent auction price list

download absentee bidding form due Friday, June 9 at noon

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Nikkei National Museum is pleased to present its ninth annual BLOOM party and silent art auction on Saturday, June 10, 2017. This is the museum’s main fundraiser, to support our quality exhibits and educational programs related to the history and culture of Japanese Canadians.

Taking inspiration from the Kimono Culture exhibition, which will be showcased at the Nikkei National Museum (NNM) from May-September 2017, BLOOM this year, will be around the theme of kimono with a bonus theme of tea!

We invite guests to attend in kimono or Japanese inspired attire to add to the festivities.
Kitsuke, professional kimono dress + styling by Satsuki-kai, $25 by appointment. Limited number of women’s kimono + men’s yukata available with booking in advance. Contact Karah at 604-777-7000 ext 110 or email kgoshinmon[at] to make an appointment. 

Bid on select artists’ interpretations of KIMONO and Japanese Culture
Artisan teas by Silk Road Tea
Treats by Yvonne Nakano, Kenji Morishita, Cake Ya + Sawa
Wine by Kanazawa Wines
Japanese Tea Ceremony by Maiko Behr
Live Music by Michelle Dumond
DJ by Rennie Foster
Nihonbuyo Dance by Ryan Caron
MC by Margaret Gallagher of CBC Radio 1 

Confirmed Artists (as of April 26, 2017)

Michael Abe | Mariko Ando | Miriam Aroeste | Rachael Ashe | Ted Colyer | Leane Dunic | Fleet Objects (Zoe Garred) | Flora Forager | Yoriko Gillard | Miko Hoffman | Tomoyo Ihaya | Tomas Jirku | Joyce Kamikura | Capture+ (Toshiaki Nick Kanaya) | Roy Kiyooka | Jennifer Mawby | Kirk Mechar | Merry Meredith | Lotus Miyashita | Hitomi Morita | Judy Nakagawa | Claire Sower | Jeff Chiba Stearns | Minori Takagi | Yifei Zhang

Thank you to our generous donors!

Arts Club Theatre | Ballet BC | Bard On The Beach | Bill Reid Gallery | Coconama Chocolate | Contemporary Art Gallery | David’s Tea | Gem Chocolates | Granville Island Tea Company Ltd. | HEX Metals & Minerals | Justea | Kodo Collection| My Matcha Life | Nine O’clock Gun Co. | O.K. GIFT SHOP Canada  | Pac West Import/Export | Phoenix Perennials | Ricepaper Magazine | Rumble Productions | Secret Garden Tea Company | Silk Road Tea | Sonray | The Cultch | Theatre Replacement | UBC Botanical Garden & Nitobe Memorial Garden | Van Dusen Botanical Garden & Bloedel Conservatory | Vancouver Asian Film Festival | Vancouver Canadians | Vancouver Writers Fest | Whisk Premium Matcha | Wizemonkey Coffee Leaf Tea | Akiyo Gomyo | Fumiko Horan | Sherri Kajiwara.