Ribbon-Cutting Marks Official Opening of Terasaki Budokan

With a large pair of scissors Jan Perry cut the ribbon, officially opening the Terasaki Budokan in Little Tokyo on Friday afternoon. Officials and a cluster of kids from the Mi Casa in Little Tokyo afterschool program, in bright green T-shirts, joined in the celebration of, at long last, the completion of the gymnasium on Los Angeles Street.

The ceremony held in the courtyard was the first of two public events to mark the completion of the long-fought, long-delayed gymnasium. Terasaki Budokan opened last year, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed its official dedication.