According to the local government office in Seo-gu, Gwangju, on February 16th, a large mural measuring 12 meters wide and 3.5 meters high was drawn in the Youth Balsan Village in Yang 3-dong. The mural portrays the image of the BTS member J-Hope.
BTS's fan club in China commission the production at the cost of 4.5 million KRW (~$4,069) to celebrate J-Hope's birthday coming on February 18th.
The Seo-gu town believes that the creation of these large murals will improve the city's aesthetic beauty and increase the number of tourists, which will help the local community and businesses.
In January last year, Chinese BTS fans also installed a large mural of J-Hope in the Penguin Village in Nam-gu to celebrate J-Hope's birthday.