Honored Festival Guests

2022 Cherry Blossom Festival Honored Guests

We are happy to welcome to our festival:

Tom Pyke- representing California Congressman Ro Khanna

Evan Low - California Assemblyman, 28th Assembly District

City of Cupertino

Darcy Paul, Mayor

Liang Chao, Vice Mayor

Jon Willey, Councilmember

Kitty Moore, Councilmember

Hung Wei, Councilmember

City Manager, Jim Throop

Cupertino Union School District

Stacy Yao, Cupertino Union School District Superintendent

Satheesh Madhathil, CUSD Board President

Sylia Leong, CUSD Board Vice President

Phyllis Vogel, CUSD Board Clerk

Lori Cunningham, CUSD Board Member

Jerry Liu, CUSD Board Member

We are also honored to welcome

Consul General Hiroshi Kawamura of the Consulate of Japan in San Francisco

Kevin O’Donnell of Sister Cities International

Our congratulations to the 2022 Northern California Cherry Blossom Queen and her Court:

Queen Stephanie Misa Doi

First Princess Sydney Matsuko Kasson

Princess Katy Akiko Drennan

Princess Michelle Chieko Catherine Heckert

Princess Ashleigh Suzu Takemoto

Other special festival guests:

  • Featured Artist - San Jose Taiko, represented by Executive Director Wisa Uemura

  • Silicon Valley Creates, represented by Associate Director Alexandra Urbanowski

  • Representatives from each of the Cupertino Sister Cities

Copertino, Italy

Toyokawa, Japan

Hsinchu, Taiwan

Bhubaneswar, India