Alum Naomi Leilani Furukawa a Candidate for Northern California Cherry Blossom Queen

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

RAFU SHIMPO -- Naomi Leilani Furukawa is 24 years old and received her Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State University. Her hometown is Davis and her hobbies include cooking, dancing, reading, singing, travel and exploration, and hiking. She works at Takara Sake USA Inc. during the weekends as a Tasting Room associate, facilitating group tastings and providing customer service.

She was a member of JSA (SFSU) and the International Education Exchange Council, where she was an exchange student buddy for Japanese students studying in the U.S. She studies Nihon buyo with the Onoe Ryu and performed in the program “Dancer from Japan” at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in January 2018.