Manga exhibit opens Wednesday at Hawaii Japanese Center

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Andrew Kikuta helps set up an interactive part of the "Manga Hokusai Manga" exhibit.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Ann Kikuta, left, and Gail Kimura package special snacks that will be available in the Hawaii Japanese Center gift shop during the "Manga Hokusai Manga" exhibit from the Japan Foundation exhibition.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Items are left on the ground as volunteers from the Hawaii Japanese Center prepare the "Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master's Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics" exhibit from the Japan Foundation, which will be open to the public beginning Wednesday.

The Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo is preparing its special gallery for a Japan Foundation exhibition featuring the art of Japanese comics, or manga.