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.
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The deadline for our Haiku Art Contest is Oct. 12, 2015.
Events for the 64th Cherry Blossom Festival will be posted in October 2015.