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 65 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 67th Cherry Blossom festival

The deadline for the 66th Cherry Blossom Festival has closed. Applications for the 67th Cherry Blossom Festival will become available in January 2018! Click here for more information.

Thank you to our 65th CBF sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

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

Gold Sponsors

First Hawaiian Bank
Kirin Brewery of America LLC
Tori Richard


Silver Sponsors

Gyotaku by Naoki
Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant
iHeart Media
JTB Hawaii, Inc.
Shiseido Cosmetics America