Festivals

1st – 9th

10th – 19th

20th – 29th

30th – 39th

40th – 49th

50th – 59th

60th – 67th


Fast Fact

The milestone 40th, 50th and 60th Festivals were chaired by former Cherry Blossom Festival Contestants.

40th: Lenny Yajima (34th) Andrew - the first female CBF General Chair.

50th: Sharene Urakami-Oyama (43rd).

60th: Sydette Nekota (50th) Higuchi.

1st - 9th Festival

9th Festival

1960 - 1961  |  CBF General Chair: Thomas Sakata  |  HJJCC President: Bert Tokairin

Jo Ann Yamada
Winifred Ito
Claire Motosue
Violet Yokotake
Frieda Taniguchi
Katherine Arakaki
Harriet Higa
Mary Imai
Lorraine Kai
Lillian Kaneshiro
Yvonne Komoda
Charlene Misawa
Charlotte Nitta
Verda Taketa
Laraine Taone
 

8th Festival

1959 - 1960  |  CBF General Chair: Edwin Watanabe  |  HJJCC President: Sam Okinaga

Shirley Fujisaki
Freda Inouye
Faith Awaya
Jean Fujikawa
Jean Kobayashi
Joy Shimamoto
Violet Taguchi
Jean Ohta
Sandra Hamamoto
Carol Iwata
Ruth Takenaka
Elsie Tanaka
Anne Tsumoto
Amy Yoshizawa
 

7th Festival

1958 - 1959  |  CBF General Chair: Kenneth Nakamura  |  HJJCC President: Teruo Himoto

Lorraine Kirihara
Carole Ohtani
June Fujikawa
Joan Ogura
Karen Yamaato
Jane Yamashita
Elva Hamamoto
Karen Dobashi
Gayle Adachi
Annette Awaya
Chiseno Funakoshi
Helen Hiromoto
June Isono
Judy Kaneshiro
Thelma Okamoto
Yukiko Taguchi
Patricia Toguchi
Florence Uda

6th Festival

1957 - 1958  |  CBF General Chair: Donald Iwai  |  HJJCC President: William Kawato

Jayne Kuwata
Jean Miyazaki
Nancy Yamamoto
Clarene Okimura
Marilyn Masuko
Helen Fujiwara
Florence Fukida
Sharon Mitsuka
Evangeline Nakaura
Jean Nakayama
Susan Nishioka
Janice Suyenaga
Jean Suzuki
Dorothy Uyehara
Rachael Yokouchi
 

5th Festival

1956 - 1957  |  CBF General Chair: Peter Mitsumori  |  HJJCC President: Clyde Shimada

Carol Saikyo
Mae Fukuoka
Shirley Okamura
Joyce Kono
Jane Anami
Kimie Shirazaki
Carleen Miura
Jacqueline Shibata
Patricia Shinno
June Sumida
Dolly Jane Takaoka
Carol Tasaki
Patricia Tomioka
Carole Yoshida
 

4th Festival

1955 - 1956  |  CBF General Chair: Tad Yajima  |  HJJCC President: Conrad Akamine

Molly Ishida
Evelyn Saito
Patricia Oshima
Clara Takahashi
Sue Sakai
Ruth Kaneshiro
Hilda Mikami
Margeen Okada
Harriet Uyemura
Lorraine Azeka
Shirley Egami
June Hamada
Harriet Matsuo
Yvonne Miyagi
Elaine Mutobe
Jeannette Nakai
Patricia Okabe
Karen Sakai
Alice Tagami
Gail Takano
Patsy Tokunaga
Jean Uyeda
Molly Yamamoto
Amy Yamashiro
   

3rd Festival

1954 - 1955  |  CBF General Chair: Hideo Kawano  |  HJJCC President: Takaaki Nakata

Marjori Nishimura

Georgina Tsuchiya

Marjory Aoki

Marion Yamaki

Sylvia Yoshida

Misao Hamamoto

Leatrice Bingo

Ruby Dawn Fukuoka

Anna Hasegawa

Caryl Hiromoto

Fumie Imazaki

Hideko itomura

Helen Kagemoto

Sally Kikuchi

Marilyn Kitano

Jean Koizumi

Emiko Kosaka

Karen Kotada

Doris Maruyama

Kikuno Moriwaki

Evelyn Murakami

Gene Muromoto

Marion Nikaido

Emma Nishimoto

Leilani Nishimura

Ruth Oda

Christine Oga

Molly Omizo

Esther Sadamaru

Alice Sakamoto

Saiko Sato

Harriet Shigeta

Betsy Suzuki

June Teramoto

Fumiko Teshima

Thelma Watarai

Amy Yamada

Edith Yatomi

Ruby Yoshimura

Marjorie Nishimura


2nd Festival

1953 - 1954  |  CBF General Chair: Harold Kometani  |  HJJCC President: Theodore Tomita

Anna Tokumaru
Jean Sera
Dorothy Matsuda
Irene Endo
Charlotte Kunitake
Caroline Matano
Judith Miyamoto
Janet Saito
Marjorie Uyeno
Elaine Tanaka
Jean Aotani
Betty Fukuhara
Marion Funakoshi
Janet Hadano
Betty Haga
Midori Higa

Edna Honjiyo
Mae Ichimura
Merle Ichiyama
Euphe Imai
Jane Imai
Elaine Ishitani
Jean Kanno
Marjori Kitazaki
Miriam Kunitake
Harrie Machida
Marlene Matsuda
Jean Matsumoto
June Mizota
Caroline Muraki
Marian Nagakane
Janet Nagamine

Ethel Nakagawa
Ann Nakao
Tokiko Nishida
Jane Nose
Vivian Okada
Sylvia Oyama
Mary Sakurai
Sally Sasaki
Minnie Sato
Nancy Shimabuku
Leatrice Shimizu
Natsuko Takahashi
Adrienne Takaoka
Edith Takeshiro
Betty Tanaka

Michiko Tashima
Evelyn Touchi
Betty Tsukiyama
Jean Uyema
Tatsue Uyeno
Tsutae Yamaguchi
Betty Yoshiba
Jean Yoshida
Clara Yoshinaga

1st Festival

1952 - 1953  |  CBF General Chair: Takaaki Nakata  |  HJJCC President: Clesson Chikasuye

Violet Niimi
Ramona Kimura
May Hayashi
Jean Abe
Edna Ogawa
Lily Arakaki
Ruth Befu
Doris Kakisako
Jean Kashiwada
Jean Kawai
Jerry Kawamura
Marjorie Mori
Grace Ogata
Jeannette Yukitomo
Eleanor Nozoe
Frances Akamine
Barbara Azuma
Leatrice Bingo
Constance Doi
Jessie Doi
Elaine Fujimoto
Lorraine Fujimoto
Jeanne Fujita
Hazel Fujiwara
Frances Fukumoto
Mitsuko Furutani
Jean Hayashi
Lillian Hayashi
Myrtle Hidani
Lillian Higashimura
Amy  Higashino
Grace Hirata
Betty Horii
Muriel Kamada
Harriet Kanno
Jean Katsuyoshi
Lenore Kawakone
Kay Kikuta
Patricia Kirita
Jean Kokata
Judith Kokata
Leatrice Komoto
Evelyn Kubota
Edna Kuraoka
Ada Matsuda
Lois Matsuo
Jean Minami
Clara Miyabara
Amy Naito
Amy Nihei
Naomi Nihei
Betty Nishijima
Betty Nishimoto
Jane Nishimoto
Elaine Nishino
Rose Nishioka
Nancy Nushida
Edith Saiki
May Saiki
Grace Sakamoto
Amy Sakuma
Sally Sato
Edna Serikawa
Mabel Shidaki
Katherine Shiroma
Iris Takemoto
Cynthia Tsujiuchi
Betty Uchiyama
Grace Yamada
Doreen Yamashita
June Yamashita
Nancy Yanagida

 

Pre-Festival

1949 - 1952  |  HJJCC President: Robert Sato