A Project of the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce

62nd Cherry Blossom Festival Court

On March 30, 2014, a new Cherry Blossom Festival Queen and Court were crowned at the Sheraton Waikiki. The Cherry Blossom Festival and Hawaii Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce proudly presents our 62st Cherry Blossom Festival Queen and Court:

Queen: Sarah Kiyomi Kamida
1st Princess and Miss Congeniality: Chelsea Noelani Okamoto
Princess: Nicole Alohilani Ansai
Princess: Alyssa Erika Fujihara
Princess: Cara Lei Mariko Tsutsuse
Miss Popularity: Alysha Tanabe


From left to right: Miss Popularity Alysha Tanabe, Princess Nicole Alohilani Ansai, 1st Princess and Miss Congeniality Chelsea Noelani Okamoto, Queen Sarah Kiyomi Kamida, Princess Alyssa Erika Fujihara and Princess Cara Lei Mariko Tsutsuse.


Contestant Reception

Golf Tournament

Festival Ball

Perpetuating Japanese Culture and 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.

Over the past 63 years the Festival has touched the lives of many.

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Be the next Cherry Blossom Queen!

To be eligible as a Queen Contestant Candidate, applicants must:

*Have at least 50% Japanese ancestry.
*Be a United States citizen and Hawaii resident.
*Be female by birth.
*Be at least 19 years of age
*Be a high school graduate.

For more information, email cbfhawaii.contestantsearch@gmail.com.