Conservation work has been done on “MAKAʻA, Eike Aku I ke Awawa Uluwehi I Na Kuahiwi O Mānoa” copper sculpture by Bumpei Akaji, 1979. Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Before and after recent conservation of “MAKAʻA, Eike Aku I ke Awawa Uluwehi I Na Kuahiwi O Mānoa” by Bumpei Akaji. The sculpture was a gift to the state of Hawaiʻi by Mānoa Marketplace and depicts the valley walls and cloud formations over Mānoa. It is located at the University of Hawaiʻi-Manoa Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE).