Meet the 2021 Court

QUEEN KELLY ESHIMA

Sponsor: Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California

Age: 24

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Creative Expression: Nihon Buyo

Education: B.S. Biology, U.C. Riverside

Hobbies: Crafting, journaling, baking, & working out

FIRST PRINCESS AKIKO BATES

Sponsor: Takara Sake USA, Inc.

Age: 24

Hometown: Honolulu, HI

Creative Expression: Digital Drawing

Education: B.A. History, University of San Francisco

Hobbies: Singing, oratory, fashion, painting, drawing, cooking, & baking

PRINCESS ASHLYN HOM

Sponsor: Benihana

Age: 26

Hometown: San Rafael, CA

Creative Expression: Calligraphy

Education: A.S. Computer Networking & Information Technology, City College of San Francisco

Hobbies: Video games, TV & movies, exploring SF, trying out food from different cultures, learning Japanese & Chinese, writing, reading horror stories, fish keeping, calligraphy, & judo

*Due to the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, two candidates, Jennifer Kumura and Michelle Lee, were not able to participate in the 2021 Queen Program.