Festivals

1st – 9th

10th – 19th

20th – 29th

30th – 39th

40th – 49th

50th – 59th

60th – 66th


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

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19th Festival

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

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18th Festival

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

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17th Festival

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

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16th Festival

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

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15th Festival

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

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14th Festival

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

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13th Festival

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

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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

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10th Festival

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

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