Applicants Sought for NorCal Cherry Blossom Queen Program

2018 Northern California Cherry Blossom Queen Nicole Tachiki and her court rode in the Nisei Week Grand Parade in Los Angeles last month. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

SAN FRANCISCO — The 2019 Northern California Cherry Blossom Queen Program Committee seeks enthusiastic, community-minded, young Nikkei women to participate in the 2019 Northern California Cherry Blossom Queen Program.

Held in San Francisco’s historic Japantown, the 52nd annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival dates are the weekends of April 13-14 and 20-21.

The Queen Program will be take place on April 13 at a location to be announced, at which time the new 2019 queen and court will be selected.

The Queen Program Committee is seeking qualified young women who will:

• Serve as goodwill ambassadors for the Japanese American Community of Northern California for one calendar year.

• 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 Japa