Contestant Awards

The 65th Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants will be awarded a variety of awards and prizes provided by our generous donors. Awards and prizes are subject to change.

Contestant Evening Gown for Festival Ball
Tom Kosasa & Mi Kosasa, 24th CBF Queen

Sterling Silver Cherry Blossom Pendant with Necklace
Holly Hayashi, 61st CBF General Chair

Sterling Silver Cherry Blossom Earrings
Trisha Akagi, 56th CBF Queen; Katherine M. Grebe, 18th CBF Queen; Kara Iwasaki, 64th CBF Co-General Chair & 54th CBF Princess; Laurie Toma Libarios, 43rd CBF Queen; Desiree Uyeda, 64th CBF Co-General Chair & 54th CBF Queen

Appearance Dress
Tori Richard, Ltd.

$20 Gyotaku Gift Certificate
Gyotaku Japanese Restaurant

One Pound of 100% Kona Coffee
Country Samurai Coffee Company

Cultural Class
Lillian Noda Yajima

One Year of Complimentary Membership to the HJJCC
Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce

One Year Complimentary Membership to the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

One Year Complimentary Membership to Sakura Hawaii Alumnae
Sakura Hawaii Alumnae

Three-Year Subscription to Hawaii Pacific Press
Hawaii Pacific Press

Cultural Classes & Professional Development Training

The 65th Queen Contestants are award a number of Japanese cultural classes and professional development classes. Queen Contestants are also provided training and instruction in the use of kimono, makeup application, etiquette, poise, stage presence and public speaking. Classes are subject to change.

Manju Making (Cooking) & Origami (Art)
Mrs. Lillian Noda Yajima

Kimono Wearing
Yuko Miskolczy
Watabe Wedding

Taiko (Performance Art)
Kenny Endo & Instructors
Taiko Center of the Pacific

Festival Ball Training Program
Pamela Futa Campbell
Pamela Futa Campbell Image Management

Patti & Nelson Nakagawa
Jennifer Hong
Leilani Young

Visual Presentation
Renee Leong

Makeup by Shiseido
Susan Panis

Gyotaku (Fish Printing)
Naoki Hayashi
Gyotaku by Naoki

Japanese Business Etiquette
Asako Shimazu

Hawaii Japanese American Identity
Dr. Dennis Ogawa

Tea Ceremony
Betty Okubo
Urasenke Foundation

Ikebana (Flower Arranging)
Roy Otaguro
MOA Hawaii

Sushi Making
Shane Masutani

Calligraphy (Art)
Hiromi Peterson
Toka Shodo

Aikido (Martial Arts)
Randolph Scoville
Nuuanu Aikido Club

Bon Odori (Dance)
Betty Dela Cuesta
Hawaii Shin Kobukai

History of the Cherry Blossom Festival
Sakura Hawaii Alumnae

Note: All awards and prizes are subject to the fulfillment by the donor. The Cherry Blossom Festival (CBF) and the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce (HJJCC) assume no responsibility for the failure of sponsors to fulfill their commitment. Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable. CBF and the HJJCC disclaim liabilities for taxes, lost or stolen prizes.