6:00pm – 12:00 midnight
JW MARRIOTT HOTEL - 1331 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW * WASHINGTON, DC
Capping the week of activities is the coronation of the 2015 U.S. Cherry Blossom Queen at the Official Cherry Blossom Grand Ball. Guests at this elegant black tie affair enjoy complimentary Sapporo Beer, and Mu Sake, while sampling sushi specially created by the master Sushi Chefs of Japan. Each chef has extraordinary artful skills and will create a specialty for the guests.
The ballroom doors will open, inviting guests to their tables for dinner with the Princesses, family & friends, and dignitaries. Following dinner, the Princess Class of 2015 is formally introduced during the grand march by our MC, preparing them for the much anticipated crowning. With a fateful spin, the Wheel of Fortune selects the princess who will serve as the 2015 U.S. Cherry Blossom Queen during the 67th Anniversary year. For a few moments she wears the ceremonial Mikimoto Crown, a priceless Japanese work of art. A gift from Mikimoto Co. Ltd., a smaller replica Crown and strand of Mikimoto pearls are presented to the 2015 U.S. Cherry Blossom Queen as a special keepsake.
The evening rounds out with gala guests dancing to live music—the sounds of Big Band Caliente—followed by a DJ playing top hits for the After Party. Valet Parking is available on the premises, along with garage parking.