Japanese center to reopen with new exhibit

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Hawaii Japanese Center employees and volunteers pose for a photo Monday inside a new permanent exhibit. HJC will be next week after being closed for more than two years.

  • Debbie Shigehara documents items that will be available at the gift shop at the Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo on Monday. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • Various cultural items are on display inside a new permanent exhibit in the Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • Traditional plantation work clothing is on display inside the new permanent exhibit in the Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo on Monday. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

The Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo will be opening its doors for regular visiting hours for the first time in more than two years and will be presenting its first permanent exhibit.