On Friday, July 24, Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Jewel Kahiwalani Miyuki Mahoe drew the names of winners of the 37th annual “Guess the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen” contest, sponsored by The Hawai‘i Herald and Hawaii Hochi. We apologize for the delay in announcing these contest results. Due to the COVID-19 lockdown orders, various aspects of the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce Cherry Blossom festival and our confirmation and presentation of the prizes, were delayed.
Seiko Sekine of Möi‘ili‘ili was the first prize winner of a $500 travel voucher, courtesy of Regal Travel. Sekine submitted a nearly perfect ballot predicting the queen, first princess and one princess. (A perfect ballot correctly predicts the queen, first princess and at least two princesses.)
The second prize winner was Yuki and Audrey Toguchi of Pearl City, who won a prime rib take-out dinner for five people, courtesy of Pagoda Floating Restaurant. The original prize of a buffet dinner was modified to comply with the government’s lockdown orders.
Third prize winner, Laurie Ide, also from Pearl City, won a gift basket from Iida’s.
The Herald thanks all of our contest sponsors for their support.