A Project of the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce


A sincere mahalo to the numerous organizations, businesses and individuals who help to make the Festival a success. The Festival would not be possible without their generosity, dedication and hard work.

Title Sponsors

Peter Ho
Chairman, President & CEO

Diamond Sponsors

Fujiyasu Kimono Company
Teiji Maruyama
Vice President and Regional Manager, Hawaii
Mervyn Yoshimoto
Minoru Yasuno
General Manager

Gold Sponsors

Steven Yamaki
Photographer and Owner
John Schapperle
President and COO
Randall Higa
Marukai Wholesale Mart

Silver Sponsors

Naoki Hayashi
Keiichi Tsujino
President and CEO
Heidi Manheimer


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.