The 2015 Northern California Cherry Blossom Queen Program Committee seeks enthusiastic, community-minded, young Nikkei women to participate in the 2015 Northern California Cherry Blossom Queen Program.

Held in San Francisco’s historic Japantown, the 48th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival dates are the weekends April 11th and 12th and April 18th and April 19th, 2015.

The Queen Program will be take place at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas on April 11, 2015, at which time the new 2015 Queen and Court will be selected.

The Queen Program Committee is seeking qualified young women:
Who will serve as the Goodwill Ambassadors for the Japanese American Community of Northern California.
Who will endeavor to preserve, promote and perpetuate the Japanese-American culture through active participation in civic and community events.
Who will uphold the highest values and morals as role models for today’s youth while striving to preserve the traditions and values of past Japanese American generations.

Qualified Candidates must be:
Be eighteen years of age and not more than twenty-six years of age as of April 11, 2015
Single and not previously married
Be 50% Japanese Ancestry
Be a United States citizen having lived in the Northern California area for at least 3 years

A foreign national with permanent status of at least one year and lived in the Northern California area for at least three years
A foreign national residing in the Northern California area for at least three years

The term of service is one calendar year

Submit an essay of no more than 500 words (typed) in English or Japanese (translated), explaining “Why I desire to represent the Japanese American community as Cherry Blossom Queen.”

For further information, application and other requirements go to and

Forward the completed application to the:
Northern California Queen Program Committee no later than the deadline Nov. 15, 2014.

Applications should be sent to:
c/o Union Bank
1675 Post Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94115
Attention Mrs. Glenda Okamura
Submit application to NCCBF Queen Program Facebook

With any questions, please contact
Ms. Sarah Fedaie (415) 517-4338

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