Festival, Award, Prize and golf Donors
There are multiple ways to support the Cherry Blossom Festival! We thank all of our generous donors for their contributions in perpetuating the Cherry Blossom Festival.
Festival donor contributions directly impact our Queen Contestant's experience by supporting the advancement of the Festival.
Award donors contribute cash towards an award provided by the Festival. This is similar to typical underwriting sponsorship.
Prize donors donate a physical item to be awarded to contestants or to the Queen/and or Court. Award and Prize donors names are also listed on the Award page.
Golf donors contribute to the Festival's golf tournament through sponsorship or purchase of a Queen's package team.
Level 4 ($800 and higher)
The Kawazu Zakura trees bloom in early spring. The flowers’ outstanding characteristic is that they are large and pink. The trees are brilliant when they are in peak blooming season. Kawazu-cho in the Izu Peninsula is the birth place of the Kawazu Zakura, where there is a street lined with Kawazu Zakura trees.
Dr. Tom Kosasa & Mi Kosasa, 24th CBF Queen
Corday A. Feagins, 43rd CBF Miss Congeniality & 57th CBF General Chair
Tommy Lam - Kempo Unlimited Hawaii
Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce
Brooke Hasegawa, 53rd CBF Queen
A Place for Healing and Wellness by Dr. Raymond Yoza
Trisha Akagi, 56th CBF Queen; Katherine M. Grebe, 18th CBF Queen; Kara Iwasaki, 54th CBF Princess & 64th CBF Co-General Chair; Laurie Toma Libarios, 43rd CBF Queen; Desiree Uyeda, 54th CBF Queen & 64th CBF Co-General Chair
Watanabe Floral, Inc.
Lillian Noda Yajima
Hawaii Pacific Press
Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce
Dale & Lawton Nakata and Richelle Nakata Cardwell, 55th CBF Queen & Miss Congeniality
Pacific Money Exchange
Heather Omori, 65th CBF Queen, and Terence & Bridget Omori
Lori Murayama-Sung, 47th CBF Queen
Level 3 ($500 - $799)
Each blossom of the Yaezakura is big and has layers of beautiful petals. Yaezakura trees bloom from mid-April through late April. At the Tourinuke-no-sakura (cherry blossom tunnel) Garden, you can enjoy 500 Yaezakura trees that are lined up along for about 2 miles.
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
Country Samurai Coffee Company
63rd Cherry Blossom Court
Lori Higashi, 61st CBF First Princess & Family
Gina Maeda, 57th CBF Princess
David Kaneko, 59th HJJCC President & 56th CBF General Chair
Holly Hayashi, 61st CBF General Chair
Eden In Love Boutique
65th Cherry Blossom Court
Level 2 ($200 - $499)
The Shidarezakura (weeping cherry) blossoms bloom on drooping branches from late March through mid-April. Some trees in Japan are several hundred years old. The Minobusan Kuonji Temple in Yamanasahi Prefecture has a huge Shidarezakura which is 50 feet tall, 16 feet wide and about 400 years old.
Christin Lovell, 55th CBF Princess & 63rd CBF Co-General Chair; Tiffanie Masutani, 55th CBF Princess & 63rd CBF Co-General Chair; Erin Shiroma, 60th CBF Contestant
48th Cherry Blossom Court
Edmund Wong, 42nd HJJCC President
Neil Kuioka, 64th HJJCC President and Tiffany Mitani, 54th CBF 1st Princess and 62nd CBF General Chair
Jonathan Murai, 57th HJJCC President, Tiffany Mitani, 54th 1st Princess and 62nd CBF General Chair and Sydette Higuchi, 60th CBF General Chair and 67th HJJCC President
Layne and Evelyn Machida
51st Cherry Blossom Court
Alexis Okihara, 64th CBF Queen
Steven Kaneko, 55th HJJCC President
Brenda Nomura, 54th CBF Co-General Chair; Darren Ota 61st HJJCC President, 54th CBF Co-General Chair & 60th CBF General Chair
Level 1 ($50 - $199)
The Somei Yoshino (Yoshino cherry) is a pale pink flower and blooms in early April. The Yoshino cherry is one of the most popular cherry trees in Japan and is grown across Japan. When the tree is planted, blooms are especially gorgeously between the ages of 20 to 40.
58th Cherry Blossom Court
Alan Okimoto, 45th CBF General Chair
Michael Matsuo, 42nd CBF General Chair
Sakura Hawaii Alumnae
Lenny Yajima, 34th CBF Queen & 40th CBF General Chair
Nate Gyotoku, 63rd HJJCC President
Sandy Parilla, 53rd CBF Co-General Chair; Robb Taone, 52nd HJJCC President & 53rd CBF Co-General Chair
Kirk Tengan, 49th HJJCC President
Ross Kohara & Lara Karamatsu
George Takase, 68th HJJCC President
Russell Iwamura, 45th HJJCC President & 46th CBF General Chair
Wayne Yagi, 37th HJJCC President
Nippon Golden Network
Sharene Urakami, 43rd CBF Princess, 49th CBF Co-General Chair, 50th CBF General Chair & 53rd HJJCC President
Ashley Higa, 61st CBF Miss Popularity and Family
Devon Nekoba, 54th HJJCC President
Eryn Muraoka, 61st CBF Miss Congeniality
Staci Yoshihara, 62nd HJJCC President
Kaimuki Dry Goods, Ltd.
cbf golf tournament sponsors
First Hawaiian Bank
Fujiyasu Kimono Company
Japan Airlines (JAL)
Watabe Wedding Corp.
First Insurance Company
Images by Steven
Gyotaku by Naoki
Hawaii Air Cargo
cbf golf tournament Queen's teams
Wes Yamamoto and Raymond James
Switchgear & Power Services LLC
Advantage Insurance Services, Inc.
Noguchi & Associates
MFS Freight Services LLC
Ronald N.S. Ho & Associates
The Plaza Club
Kitagawa Dermatology, LLC
State Farm Agent, Derek Sayegusa
Grace Pacific LLC