Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Cherry Blossom Queen?

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Queen Program Committee is searching for young Nikkei women who are passionate about  serving as an ambassador for the Japanese American Community of Northern California.

 The 2015 Queen and Court will be chosen during the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in April 2015.


Qualified Candidates must:

  • Have been or is currently an active participant in a community organization

  • Be at least 18 years old and not more than 26 years of age as of April 11, 2015

  • Be at least 50% Japanese

  • Be single and not previously married

  • Be a United States citizen who has lived in the Northern California area for at least 3 years OR a foreign national who has lived in the Northern California area for at least 3 years

Please submit one or more personal references, and an essay of up to 500 words in English or Japanese (translated), answering “Why I desire to represent the Japanese American community as Cherry Blossom Queen.”

For further information, application and other requirements go to and

Send Applications by November 15, 2015 to:

Northern California Queen Program Committee

c/o Union Bank

1675 Post Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94115

Attention Mrs. Glenda Okamura


Submit application to NCCBF Queen Program’s Facebook

Questions? Contact Ms. Sarah Fedaie at (415) 517-4338