61st Cherry Blossom Festival Contestants
Back Row (L-R): Hannah Tsunemoto, Leila Mitsunaga, Chayne Toyama, Eryn Kawamoto, Ashley Higa, Lori Higashi, Shanna Nakamura, Misha Maletta, Kellene Sasano, Crystine Ito. Front Row (L-R): Whitney Shiroma, Neysa Taba, Stephanie Chiang, Mychal Hatae, Tiffany Hsu.
Photo by Steven Yamaki, photographer and owner of Images by Steven, a Silver Sponsor. Attire provided by Tori Richard, a Gold Sponsor, featuring cardigans from The New Black.
Queen Contestants are selected for their dedication to perpetuating Japanese culture, commitment to education and passion for community service.