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.

20th - 29th Festival

29th Festival

1980 - 1981  |  CBF General Chair: Fred Ota  |  HJJCC President: Gregory Yukimoto

Pamela Futa
Ranelle Goto
Stanette Ibara
Kaydi Ichimura
Jodie Kono
Ann Koyada
Lori Ann Mizumoto
Susanna Namiki
Lori Ohinata
Sheri-Ann Okamoto
Judy Sakata
Grace Tamanaha
Donna Tsutsumi
Laura Lei Yamashiro
Debra Yamauchi

28th Festival

1979 - 1980  |  CBF General Chair: Dennis Oshiro  |  HJJCC President: Kenneth Chang

Francene Kondo
Paula Ito
Trude Asada
Robyn Kikawa
Diane Yoshikane
Candyce Kaneta
Marcia Doi
Iris Eko
Lei Harada
Gaile Kajihiro
Lisa Kunimune
Kim Maruyama
Annette Motoyama
Valerie Takahashi
Margaret Toma
 

27th Festival

1978 - 1979  |  CBF General Chair: Nevin Harada  |  HJJCC President: Thomas Sakamoto

LeAnne Higa
Deborah Fujihara
Cheryl Imai
Mona Ogitani
Charlene Oka
Janet Kitaguchi
Willette Okuda
Mary Ann Arakaki
Wendy Ebesutani
Helen Iyomasa
Germaine Kiyomoto
Carolyn Takemoto
Lori Yasuhara
Yuko Yogi
Pattimarie Yoza
 

26th Festival

1977 - 1978  |  CBF General Chair: Glenn Yamada  |  HJJCC President: Eric Matsumoto

April Ashimine
Phyllis Furukawa
Diane Kiyota
Mimi Kurokawa
Beryl Morikawa
Karen Shintani
Amy Teruya
Cindy Tsukamoto
Karen Tsuneda
Luana Ushijima
Joy Watanabe
Kris Watanabe
Cori Yabusaki
Cyd Yoshizawa

25th Festival

1976 - 1977  |  CBF General Chair: Richard Karamatsu  |  HJJCC President: Wayne Ishihara

Deborah Kodama
Patti Terada
Diane Furukawa
Loyce Kawamura
Frances Matsumoto
Lorraine Haraga
Virgina Date
Ann Enomoto
Jeanne Furuto
Sandra Hayashi
Hazel Ishimoto
Pearl Miyatake
Nancy Nishiie
Linda Yamauchi
Iris Yokomichi
 

24th Festival

1975 - 1976  |  CBF General Chair: Cliff Yara  |  HJJCC President: Richard Bauske

Myrah Higa
Eri Lynn Shimatsu
Jan Hironaka
Lynn Kinoshita
Colleen Miyakawa
Iris Arai
Kay Inouye
Cory Jo
Karen Kamihara
Cheryl Komoto
Lynette Nishimura
Karen Otsuji
Gale Takane
Janice Tsuji
Iris Yasue
 

23th Festival

1974 - 1975  |  CBF General Chair: Tak Ueda  |  HJJCC President: Gen Nishimura

Ann Yoshioka
Marilene Miyasato
Charlen Harada
Wendy Kaneko
Joyce Watanabe
Deborah Aratani
Stephanie Asato
Valerie Inouye
Sandra Ito
Shirley Kawatani
Joye Mizuno
Lynette Nishida
Faith Seki
Judy Shimizu
Verna Tarumoto
 

22th Festival

1973 - 1974  |  CBF General Chair: Robert Miyaji  |  HJJCC President: Richard Karamatsu

Jo Ann Noborikawa
Mitsy Tsukamoto
Yvonne Kokami
Jasmine Morioka
Muriel Shintaku
Valerie Fujishige
Jean Fukuda
Joye Lynn Fukuda
Michele Fukuda
Patricia Kajitani
Maryann Kanemoto
Cheri Shirakata
Joanne Tashima
Linda Wachi
 

21th Festival

1972 - 1973  |  CBF General Chair: Gen Nishimura  |  HJJCC President: Earl Tanaka

Jill Matsui
Sonia Shishido
Wilma Iwasaki
Brenda Saifuku
Bonnie Terada
Louise Tsuneyoshi
Miri Murayama
Joni Fukuda
Cynthia Iwata
Fay Kagihara
Wendy Nakamura
Kay Nishita
Sharon Sekiya
Darlene Sugi
Katherine Tashiro
 

20th Festival

1971 - 1972  |  CBF General Chair: Glenn Shigemura  |  HJJCC President: Ron Nagano

Rae Tanaka
Vivian Aniya
Brenda Komatsu
Lynette Kubota
Karol Shigeoka
Sharon Ito
Valerie Hasegawa
Lynn Ishikawa
Jenny Kawamura
Blanche Mizuno
Carol Muranaka
Janyce Shimazu
Sharilyn Shindo
Edean Yamashita