The Kokeshi Project

Cindy Mochizuki, Yuki Nezumi (Snow Mouse)

The Nikkei National Museum’s 5th annual BLOOM art auction fundraiser

Bid on 100 artist designed custom kokeshi – traditional wooden dolls first developed in the Tohoku region of Japan in the 1700s.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

7:00 – 9:30 pm

Tickets only $25 (plus tax)

Online preview April 10 – 25

Absentee Bid Form 2013

Info & tickets: 604.777.7000

Featuring canapés by Butter on the Endive, cash bar, live auction, plus kokeshi animations, games, prizes and more!

MC: Margaret Gallagher

Thank you to our wonderful artists (as of April 16, 2013):

Diyan Achjadi | Rachael Ashe | Sonny Assu |Brisbin Baker | Judson Beaumont | Jenn Brisson | Clem Chen | Taiga Chiba | Jeff Chiba Stearns | Christopher Dahm | Jason de Couto | Camila d’Errico | Yumi Eto | John Ferrie | Lydia Fu | Kenji Fujii | Temple7e – Craig Galentine | Zoe Garred | Yoriko Gillard | Anna Gusakova | Madoka Hara | Kimiko Maeba Hawkes | Sally Hutcheon | Lee Hutzulak | Blim – Yuriko Iga | Tomoyo Ihaya | Him Creations – Shima Itabashi | Junichiro Iwase | Maria Jahangiri | Jessica Jang | Colin Johnson | Joyce Kamikura | Setsuko Kaneda | Susan Kang | Kaori Kasai (prints) | Katsumi Kimoto | Roy Kiyooka (print) | Keiko Kiyota | Sonja Kobrehel | Gayle Koyanagi | Jody Kramer | Nina Inaoka Lee | Emma Lehto | Scott Malin | Kon Matsuyama | Jessie McNeil | Lotus Miyashita | Cindy Mochizuki | Asa Mori | Sarah Mousseau | Erika Nakajima | Raymond Nakamura | Lynda Nakashima | Nhan Duc Nguyen | David Nguyen | Neal Nolan | Christina Norberg | Julie Oya | Dylan Plishka-Humphreys | Kathy Shimizu | Miyuki Shinkai (mixed media) | Robert Shiozaki | Diana Smith | Claire Sower | Jeremy Isao Speier | Lyndsay Sung | Bob Suzuki | Jackie Tahara | Brendan Tang | Mary Anne Tateishi | Rafael Tsuchida | Janice Wu | Joseph Wu | Michael Nichol Yahgulanaas | Sachi Yamabe | Saori Yamamoto | Taizo Yamamoto | Sascha Yamashita | Mari Yasuda | Tad Yesaki |  Toni Zhang | Natasha Zimich

Donors: Township 7, Blackwood Lane, Central City Brewing, Ballet BC, Pacific Cinematheque, Powell St Festival, Push International Performing Arts Festival, Burnaby Art Gallery, Safeway, It’s About Thyme, Canadian Fishing Company, NNMCC Auxiliary.

Event supporters: Butter on the Endive Catering, Hilton Hotel Metrotown, Dick’s Lumber, Mas Yano, Colin Johnson, Kaori Yano, Roberta Nasu, Karol Dubitz, Mary Matsuba, Suzuya.

Media Sponsor: Vancouver Shinpo