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.

The Festival continues to touch 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 68th Cherry Blossom festival

Applications for the 68th Cherry Blossom Festival are due by August 10, 2019. Click here for more information.

Thank you to our 67th CBF sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

First Insurance Company of Hawaii Fujiyasu Kimono Company
Island Insurance Companies
Japan Airlines
Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts, LP
Obun Hawaii Inc.
Pamela Futa Campbell
Watabe Wedding Corporation

Gold Sponsors

First Hawaiian Bank
Pomaika‘i Ballrooms
Tori Richard


Silver Sponsors

Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant
Gyotaku by Naoki
Images by Steven
JTB Hawaii, Inc.
Shiseido Cosmetics America

Upcoming 68th Cherry Blossom Festival events will be posted in 2020.

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