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.

40th - 49th Festival

49th Festival

2000 - 2001  |  CBF General Chairs: Sharene Urakami (43rd) Oyama and Michael Inouye  |  HJJCC President: Pono Chong

Lara Haitsuka
Jaslyn Hanamura
Joylene Kamisato
Jeanette Knutson
Keri Murakami
Stacy Murakami
Kimberly Nakahara
Paula-Lynne Nakano
Lauren Nishiki
Luana Ogawa
Tracy Okubo
Stacy Onishi
Catherine Toth
Sydnee Ann Yamauchi
Lezlie Yamauchi

48th Festival

1999 - 2000  |  CBF General Chair: Michael Inouye  |  HJJCC President: Leo Asuncion

Andrea Dakujaku
Holly Garbo
Shelly Kawamoto
Vail Matsumoto
Christine Oshio
Neysa Park
Sheri Sakagawa
Julie Sasaki
Jennifer Shibuya
Joy Shiraishi
Joni Tanimoto
Vicky Toma
Kristal Uemura
Randi Yamabe
Shirley Yamauchi

47th Festival

1998 - 1999  |  CBF General Chairs: Pono Chong and Karlton Tomomitsu  |  HJJCC President: Keith Kamisugi and Kirk Tengan

Jessica Hiraoka
Lori Kawabata
Tammi Masaki
Taryn Matsuda
Michelle Mikami
Lori Murayama
Therese Nakamura
Erica Nakasone
Janice Nakatani
Jennifer Oyama
Dori Takata
Cherie Tanaka
Alison Tasaka
Dee Uwono
Dana Watanabe

46th Festival

1997 - 1998  |  CBF General Chair: Russell Iwamura  |  HJJCC President: Sheri Chun

Dawna Abe
Renee Hamasaki
Sharlene Iwanaka
Lisa Kinoshita
Claire Ann Matsumoto
Shelly Matsuura
Lorijoy Morita
Trisha Nakagawa
Wendy Okamura
Tracy Otake
Carolee Tanaka
Genel Uehara
Joyce Yoshimoto

45th Festival

1996 - 1997  |  CBF General Chair: Alan Okimoto  |  HJJCC President: Andrew Wang

Margret Arakaki
Rhoda Fukushima
Jamie Hirata
Arlene Ige
Wendy Kawabata
Cheryl Koide
Sandy Makino
Shawn Matsunaga
Michelle Mitsuyoshi
Darcie-Ann Mizusawa
Alyssa Nako
Brenda Nomura
Liane Shishido
Stacy Terashita
Suzanne Yamada

44th Festival

1995 - 1996  |  CBF General Chair: William Akamine, Jr.  |  HJJCC President: Russell Iwamura

Michelle Arase
Kymberly Furuta
Kristy Furuta
Nicki Gishitomi
Caryn Hashimoto
Betsy Imamura
Mio Kayoda
Robynne Masaki
Julie Matsuo
Julie Motosue
Sheri Nakashima
Melissa Shiroma
Wendy Tagamori
Misha Tajima
Ann Yuasa

43rd Festival

1994 - 1995  |  CBF General Chair: Gary Shigemoto  |  HJJCC President: Duane Fujiwara

Ceanne Hamadon
Julie Kodama
Melanie Koyanagi
Michelle Miwa
Corday Nagaishi
Colleen Nagao
Cindy Nakayama
Gwen Ouye
Lisa Tobara
Laurie Toma
Christine Tomooka
Jennifer Uradomo
Seiko Sharene Urakami
Marcie Yoshida

42nd Festival

1993 - 1994  |  CBF General Chair: Michael Matsuo  |  HJJCC President: Robert Morita

Linda Asato
Maya Fujii
Jennifer Honda
Debra Ichimura
Lorelei Kawamura
Jill Kuramoto
Paula Nakata
Cheryl Ochi
Lisa Shimabukuro
Tammy Sumida
Janelle Tamashiro
Jennifer Uno
Allyn Uyehara
Kendelle Yamamoto
Melody Yoshinaga

41st Festival

1992 - 1993  |  CBF General Chair: Thomas Yamachika  |  HJJCC President: Edmund Wong

Gina Fukumitsu
Dori-Lyn Hirata
Lisa Iboshi
Julie Inatsuka
Debbie Kato
Terri Kimura
Michele Kusunoki
Traci Matsumoto
Inez Miyamoto
Darlene Morikawa
Cara Jean Narita
Tammie Omoto
Joann Taira
Susan Yamashita
Terri Yoshimura
Shirley Yoshinaka

40th Festival

1991 - 1992  |  CBF General Chair: Lenny Yajima (34th) Andrew  |  HJJCC President: Garrett Toguchi

Pamela Hashimoto
Jessica Honbo
Amy Imamura
Lisa Kumashiro
Lisa Kuwabara
Katherine Nakano
Tracy Omori
Leigh-Ann Oshiro
Wendy Shintani
Ann Tomatani
Lesli Yoshida
Caryn Yoshikawa