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Hoʻolana

Hilo, Hawaii

Bumpei Akaji

University of Hawaii at Hilo, Learning Resources Center, Front lawn, 200 W. Kawili Street, Hilo, Hawaii, 96720-4091
Date:  1984
Placement:  universities and colleges
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  metal
Description:  Bumpei Akaji was born in Lawai, Kauai and took an interest in art at an early age. During World War II he served with the famed 442nd Battalion and was discharged in Italy where he studied at the Academia de Belle Arts in Florence and the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. In 1949 and 1950 he received Fulbright scholarships for further study in Italy. He received his masters degree from the University of Hawaii.

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