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2024 - 3rd Annual Kibō Nobori - Children's Day Festival Event (Family-Friendly Activities, Art, Performances & Food) Terasaki Budokan, Little Tokyo
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Date: Saturday, 4 May, 2024       Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Terasaki Budokan, Los Angeles - Little Tokyo
249 S. Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Join us for the third annual Kibō Nobori Children’s Day Festival as we proudly celebrate the Japanese holiday Kodomo No Hi in Little Tokyo. "Kodomo No Hi" means "Children's Day" in Japan and is a day to celebrate and wish for health and good fortune for all children. In partnership with Faith-Ann Kiwa Young, co-mrkt, and Terasaki Budokan, it will be a fun-filled day with activities for the whole family!


Festival Event Date
Saturday, May 4, 2024

Festival Time
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Featured Installation Artist & Creator
Half-Japanese artist & creative director Faith-Ann Kiwa Young is showcasing multi-media fabric installations, inspired by Koi flags that are hung in Japan during Kodomo No Hi, Children’s Day festivities, in Japan. Kibō means "hope" and "Nobori" means "flags/banner". Printing layered photos onto fabric and hanging them so they flutter in the air, she will create a surrealistic, colorful playground, honoring children’s youthful spirit, hope, and imagination. All ages will be able to walk, run, and play under it. Visitors will be able to share messages of hope alongside the installation, as well as #KiboNobori on social media. With the vision of the day to spread hope and showcase the incredible and diverse talent within the community, she teamed up with co-mrkt and Terasaki Budokan to bring “Kibō Nobori” to life.

About Terasaki Budokan
Terasaki Budokan’s mission is to provide a facility in Downtown, Los Angeles for youth, families and seniors that offers sports, community activities, and opportunities to connect visitors to Japanese American culture and a vibrant, sustainable Little Tokyo. This unique event venue is a community project of Little Tokyo Service Center.

Festival Event Location
Terasaki Budokan (Opening 2020)249 S. Los Angeles Street , Los Angeles, CA 90012

Festival Event Title
Annual Kibō Nobori - Children's Day Event, Terasaki Budokan, Little Tokyo

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Festival Event Schedule 
10:00 am Welcome
11:00 am “What’s That?” Book Reading by Author Karen Chan
12:00 pm PM DJ
12:30 pm Interview with Artist Faith-Ann Kiwa Young
01:00 pm UniverSOUL Hip Hop
2:00 pm DJ & Raffle Winner announced
3:00 pm RYOJI + Ondo Bon Dance Groove

Festival Event Activities Throughout the Day
Family reading corner, live traditional Japanese painting calligraphy with Mimi Wada, live screen printing with Good Screenprinters, coloring projects from Rooted Fare and Little Picnic Press

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Saturday, 4 May, 2024

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