Perpetuating Japanese Culture and Enriching the Lives of Young Women

The Cherry Blossom Festival holds the honor of being one of the longest, continually running ethnic festival in the State of Hawai‘i – originally started in 1953. While times have evolved, the purpose of the Festival continues to be the perpetuation of Japanese culture, and to enrich the lives of young women of Japanese ancestry.

Queen Contestants are given the opportunity to learn about their Japanese heritage, improve their poise and public speaking and develop leadership skills through numerous cultural and training classes.

Over the past 64 years the Festival has touched the lives of many. Our national sister Cherry Blossom Festival relationships continue to flourish, and each year the Festival hosts five sister Junior Chamber chapters from Japan.

Apply for the 65th Cherry Blossom festival 

Apply to be a Queen Contestant in next year's 65th Cherry Blossom Festival! For the first time, the festival has increased the age limit for applicants, from 26 to 28 years old. Click here for more information.

Thank you to our 64th CBF sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Fujiyasu Kimono Company
Watabe Wedding
Obun Hawaii Group
Kyo-ya Company
Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant
Japan Airlines
Pamela Futa Campbell

Gold Sponsors

Island Insurance Companies
Tori Richard
Pomaikai Ballrooms

Silver Sponsors

Gyotaku by Naoki
iHeart Media

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