Welcome to Hawaii Sakura Foundation

Cherry Blossoms with Aloha

The purpose of the Hawaii Sakura Foundation is to familiarize Hawai‘i residents with Japanese flowering cherry trees — otherwise known as “sakura” — and to introduce more trees into various locations of Hawai‘i.
Formerly known as the Cherry Alley Committee, the Hawaii Sakura Foundation was approved by the State of Hawai‘i as a nonprofit incorporation on August 31, 2017.

More than 100 years since cherry blossoms were donated to Washington D.C., Japanese cherry blossoms came to Hawaii to enrich friendship and goodwill between Japan and the United States.

Japanese cherry blossoms has bloomed in tropical state Hawaii, which fact reverses the established theory. We, Hawaii Sakura Foundation will continue further activities.

Plant Art Exhibition, Feb 2 – Apr 4

Plant Art Exhibition, Feb 2 – Apr 4

PLANT ART Exhibition Event Dates: February 2 - April 4, 2020 Time: Monday -Friday, 8:00am -10:30 pm Saturday    2:00pm -10:30 pm Sunday          Close   Place:  University of Hawai`i , HILO              Mookini Library              200  W. Kawili St., Hilo, HI 96720  ...

Wahiawa Honganji, January 2020

Wahiawa Honganji, January 2020

Happy New Year! It has been very chilly lately. Sakura started blooming beautifully. Oshima Sakura next to it  also put some flowers. Recent update from Rev. Hashimoto, Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission

Honbushin Sakura Bloomed, November 2019

Honbushin Sakura Bloomed, November 2019

Oshima sakura bloomed in early November, 2019 at Honbushin, Mililani in Oahu. Honbushin even carefully mix their soil with their own home made compose. Due to their loving and diligent care to Sakura, more and more flowers are started blooming. Please enjoy very...