Bunmei Okabe was selected to exhibit at Pataka Museum in Porirua City during Maori Art Market and the 2011 Rugby World Cup. His artwork was selected for it's brilliant storytelling, colour and composition, and used to inspire the 200 leading and emerging Maori Artists that participated at the 2011 Maori Art Market Event.

Okabe will be exhibiting in a 2019 event in Tokyo, Japan, also coinciding with this year's Rugby World Cup.