The 67th annual Cherry Blossoms Festival held a public event at the Kahala Mall in Honolulu yesterday. Queen Contestants are given the opportunity to learn about their Japanese heritage, improve their poise and public speaking and develop leadership skills through numerous cultural and training classes.
The 26th annual New Years Ohana Festival took place at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii and the Moiliili Field. This event was the state’s largest festival celebrating Japanese New Year traditions. This fun-filled event featured a craft fair, food vendors, games, entertainments on two stages and cultural displays and demonstrations.