Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012

Contact: Sean Nakamura
              60th Cherry Blossom Festival, Public Relations Chair

60th Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants make public appearance

On Saturday, Feb. 11, the 60th Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants made their first public appearance at the Windward Mall. The event opened up with a taiko performance by Somei Taiko followed by an appearance and opening speech by the 59th CBF Court.

The 60th CBF Queen Contestants were then presented on the stage one-by-one and was each asked one question to answer to the audience. The questions were picked randomly and asked contestants a variety of general questions about various topics.  

The 60th Cherry Blossom Festival has more upcoming public appearances and special events. Here is a brief list of upcoming public appearances:

Kahala Mall Public Appearance: Feb. 18 at noon.

Ala Moana Shopping Center Public Appearance: March 3. at 3 p.m.

Pearlridge Shopping Center Public Appearance: March 10 at noon.

For more information on other CBF events such as the Contestant Reception, Golf Tournament, and Fashion Show, please visit

The Festival Ball will be on Saturday, March 31 at the Hawaii Theatre at 5 p.m.

The Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the longest, continually running ethnic festivals in the State of Hawai‘i, which celebrates Japanese culture and heritage. Sponsored by the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce, the 60th Cherry Blossom Festival will span from Jan. to March 2012.

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