Manga Madness

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August 19, 2012 11:00am-05:00pm
Honolulu Museum of Art

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday event information

The museum’s monthly free family day puts the spotlight on the exhibition Hiroshige: An Artist's Journey—the granddaddy of today's manga.

note: Activities end at 3pm

Art projects

Make manga: Children can work one-on-one to complete a drawing with one of these artists: Audra Furuichi (cocreator of Nemu*Nemu), Sarah Kashiwabara, Jon J. Murakami, Ming Qi Vinci, and Darold Ramelb. After working with the artists, the children will bind all their drawings together to make a book.

Anime expression: Kids can bring a drawing to life by making expression marks such as thought bubbles filled with hearts, a drop of sweat, and happiness-radiating diamond-shaped sparkles. They'll connect the drawings to headbands.

Lauren Lee: The designer shows off her new anime-inspired clothing line Monarch Lolita

Hawaiian Graphics display essential manga tools.

Artist Roy Chang: Bring in your anime-inspired artwork for review with Midweek Cartoonist Roy Chang.


Cosplay Theater: "At the Beginning" from the anime Card Captor Sakura

Cosplay Theater (aka 'FA9Cosplay): "Fighting Game" from the video game Kingdom Hearts

Anime viewing booth: Oahu Anime Explorer

NEW: Storytelling in the Library  • おはなしの会 ~紙芝居と読み聞かせ~
For the first time Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday offers storytelling sessions in the library—in Japanese and English!
Here's the schedule:
11:20am: Two stories in Japanese:
Anpanman to Rakugakikozo by Takashi Yanase, and Karasu no Panya-san by Satoshi Kako

1:20pm: Two stories read in English and Japanese, followed by a video in Japanese
Guri to Gura no Ichinenkan (Guri and Gura's Playtime Book of Seasons) by Rieko Nakagawa
Hanasaki Yama (The Mountain of Flowers) by Ryusuke Saito
Video: Tabetano Daare (Who Ate It?) by Taro Gomi

ALT/AIR performs noon-1pm
Vocalist Aly Ishikuni and DJ/Producer Brandon Udani named themselves ALT/AIR, taken from “Altair,” the brightest star in the constellation Aquila. Since their debut at the Kawaii Kon Anime Convention in 2010, Alt/Air has developed a large fan base in Hawaii, and their music took the local music scene by storm. They opened for numerous high caliber song artists and bands such as Aural Vampire, Owl City, Passion Pit, Classixx, Diplo, Donnis and Steve Aoki.

Hawaii’s premiere anime convention Kawaii Kon will be on hand to hand out information on their annual gathering of all things anime. We encourage you to come dress up in your favorite Anime or Comic hero costume.  


Congratulations to last month's contest winner, 9-year-old Isabelle Chow from Honolulu.

Kids (ages 1-17) can enter the monthly drawing contest. The Museum gives contestants a theme and drawing supplies. The winner receives a Family Level membership to the Honolulu Museum of Art (worth $95), and his or her artwork is used to create the following month’s event brochure and is posted on the Museum's website.