04/11/23 Kibo Nobori Celebrates AAPI Culture and LA Youth
On Saturday, May 6th, 2023, Terasaki Budokan hosted the second annual Kibō Nobori festival, a celebration of the Japanese holiday Children’s Day (Kodomo No Hi) that was free and open to the public. Kibō Nobori, planned in partnership between Terasaki Budokan, co-mrkt and artist Faith-Ann Kiwa Young, and sponsored by Angel City Football Club, was a fun-filled day featuring art, music, performances, a marketplace, food and activities for the whole family.
Artist and Kibō Nobori founder, Faith-Ann Kiwa Young, said:
Sulema Felix, ACFC’s Senior Manager of Community Outreach, said, “I had a wonderful time celebrating Kodomo No Hi with Terasaki Budokan, co-mrkt, and Faith-Ann Kiwa Young. Joy was palpable in every activity that took place during the day from guests and staff alike. I was blown away by the amazing performances and am thankful I had the opportunity to learn about Japanese culture in such an inclusive and welcoming environment.”
“Kibō Nobori”, which translates to “hope flags”, featured artist Faith-Ann Kiwa Young’s colorful fabric installation inspired by the traditional koi flags flown on Children’s Day. In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, co-mrkt’s curated marketplace featured talented local AAPI artists, creatives and makers with goods for purchase.
“We’re honored to host this free community event in collaboration with co-mrkt and Faith-Ann Kiwa Young. It’s not only a celebration of Children’s Day, but a celebration of the AAPI community, our culture and heritage, our strength and resilience, and our collective future,” said Ryan Lee, Director of Terasaki Budokan.