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.

10th - 19th Festival

19th Festival

1970 - 1971  |  CBF General Chair: Walter Omori  |  HJJCC President: Carl Yamamoto

Gale Kobata
Carolyn Okubo
Teresa Ann Iwashita
Deborah Tanji
Nancy Yoshioka
Karen Yogi
Marian Arakawa
Gayle Matsumoto
Karen Matsumoto
Charlene Okabe
Mandy Okumura
Lorene Suzuki
Penny Yamada
Dawn Yamasaki

18th Festival

1969 - 1970  |  CBF General Chair: Norman Hashimoto  |  HJJCC President: Geminiano Arre, Jr.

Katherine Horio
Colleen Sotomura
Evelyn Shigeoka
Linda Murakami
Vickie Iwamoto
Karen Yamanaka
Cynthia Sodetani
Karen Goya
Sandra Imai
Daryl Kamita
Leslie Komori
Claire Miyasato
Paulette Nakamura
Linda Suyeoka
Arlene Yamamoto
 

17th Festival

1968 - 1969  |  CBF General Chair: Terril Takeshita  |  HJJCC President: James Hara

Amy Fukuda
Sandra Odo
Lynn Kondo
Carolyn Miyasato
Diane Kitagawa
Nancy Hirota
Gayle Ishii
Charolette Kato
Ann Kinoshita
Sharon Kojima
Jo Ann Komori
Aileen Nagata
Alice Takahashi
April Tanaka
Cheryl Yukitomi
 

16th Festival

1967 - 1968  |  CBF General Chair: Roy Murakami  |  HJJCC President: Lionel Tokioka

Janice Teramae
Victoria Suzui
Cynthia Doi
Lauren Kayahara
Roberta Kobayashi
Mary Kagawa
Sharon Andow
Marvy Furuike
Gwendolyn Iwasaki
Eleanor Nakaya
Rosemary Oda
Cynthia Otsuka
Dianna Soranaka
Lynn Tomioka
 

15th Festival

1966 - 1967  |  CBF General Chair: Kenneth Hasegawa  |  HJJCC President: Charles Ushijima

Gwendolyn Nishizawa
Sonia Asayama
Gerraine Maehara
Karen Kameda
Sharon Ohta
Sheila Shimizu
Ginger Matsumoto
Cynthia Aoki
Carol Arita
Barbara Higashi
Judy Katayama
Audrey Nakagaki
Lynnette Nishioka
Cindy Shigeno
Christine Suzuki
 

14th Festival

1965 - 1966  |  CBF General Chair: George Kakigi  |  HJJCC President: Herbert Shimabukuro

Sandra Shimokawa
Arlene Hosaka
Patricia Sato
Leatrice Takaoka
Sharon Haraguchi
Elaine Hasegawa
Karen Komori
Michele Nakamura
Patsy Nakano
Minnie Nishi
Amy Nishimura
Amy Rokuta
Correen Takayesu
Linda Uchida
Elizabeth Yoshioka
 

13th Festival

1964 - 1965  |  CBF General Chair: George Arakaki  |  HJJCC President: Donald Doi

Ann Suzuki
Nora Morimoto
Lillian Yoshioka
Patricia Yamane
Joyce Mizuo
Heather Miyashiro
Trudy Narikawa
Sharon Matsumoto
Elaine Izumi
Joyce Mizuo
Gail Kugiya
Susan Oi
Patricia Omura
Kathleen Saito
Joyce Mizuo
Janis Tanaka
Loreen Tanaka
Jane Tomita
Joyce Mizuo
 

12th Festival

1963 - 1964  |  CBF General Chair: Conrad Sasaki  |  HJJCC President: Charles Kato

Aileen Arakawa
Karen Arita
Lei Ann Ebesu
Elaine Hara
Charlotte Hinaga
Vivian Honda
Catherine Kanai
Dulcie Kojima
Marian Kudo
Janet Matsuo
Myrtle Okawa
Carole Shimizu
Janice Uchida
Carolyn Yamamoto
Judith Yokouchi

11th Festival

1962 - 1963  |  CBF General Chair: Dixon Mugiishi  |  HJJCC President: Thomas Sakata

Joyce Mizuo
Paula Miyashiro
Jeanne Saikyo
Janet Kadokawa
Jane Kusunoki
Carol Hayashida
Vivian Hirahara
Nora Imamura
Deidre Inouye
Frances Miyaguchi
Cynthia Mizumoto
Carol Okuhara
Joyce Ozaki
Gerilyn Sakagawa
'Miranda Yokoo
 

10th Festival

1961 - 1962  |  CBF General Chair: Lawrence Sugiyama  |  HJJCC President: Masato Kamisato

Janet Nishino
Jean Kadokawa
Barbara Jean Chinen
Elaine Okamura
Gloria Ino
Marjorie Aoyagi
Margaret Hagiwara
Carole Kuwahara
Shirley Miyamoto
Margaret Niide
Eileen Suzurikawa
Glenda Takaoka
Sandra Tanaka
Corinne Torii
Kay Yatabe