Kite Runner by Pengfei and Daichi
As part of their national culture, Chinese people have been crafting and flying kites, known as Zhiyuan, for more than 2,300 years. Kites are more than mere entertainment; in ancient times, people flew them to commemorate deceased loved ones and to drive off bad luck by releasing them into the sky. They represent anything from mythological characters and symbolic creatures to legendary figures.
We invite everyone to learn about the traditional and cultural aspects of kites in China with us, decorate their own Zhiyuan, and then fly them in the courtyard. We will also have fully decorated kites for reference and purchase. Each kite will come with a postcard explaining the history, culture, and symbolism behind the design.