The Junior Cherry Blossom Princess Program is a cultural program and celebration for young girl’s ages 5 to 12 years old held each year in Washington, DC during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. It began in 2012 to include young girls in the program.
Throughout the week the Junior Cherry Blossom Princesses will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural and social events celebrating the unique and enduring friendship between the United States and Japan. This includes a Special Sashing Ceremony; Attendance at the Official Lantern Lighting Ceremony, Kimono Fashion Show, and Grand Ball.
The Opening Sashing Ceremony will be April 8, 2023.
Young girls must be between the ages of 5 - 12 years old as of April 1, 2023.
Applications will be available in January 2023!