Sara Kuniko Hutter, representing Orange County Nikkei Coordinating Council, was crowned 2015 Nisei Week Queen on Aug. 16 in Little Tokyo. (MARIO G. REYES/Rafu Shimpo)
Sara Kuniko Hutter was named the 75th Nisei Week Queen on Saturday night at the Aratani Theatre in a ceremony that paid tribute to the enduring legacy of the Japanese American festival.
Hutter, 22, represents the Orange County Nikkei Coordinating Council. She graduated from USC with a major in communication.
Veronica Toyomi Ota, 23, representing the Pasadena Japanese Cultural Institute, was named First Princess; the title of Miss Tomodachi went to Karen Nana Mizoguchi, 23, who is sponsored by the Japanese Restaurant Association of America.
A complete wrap-up of the coronation will be published in Tuesday’s Rafu Shimpo.
Hutter reacts as her name is called as the 2015 Nisei Week Queen on Aug. 15 at the Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo. (MARIO G. REYES/Rafu Shimpo)