At Museum of Cham Sculpture
Hosted by Museum of Cham Sculpture, and The Executive Committee for Toba Mika Project
Co-hosted by Department of Foreign Affairs, Da Nang People’s Committee, and Embassy of Japan in Vietnam
Special cooperation: ANA, Japan Logistic Systems Corp. SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd
Supported by: House Foods Group Inc. Nomura Holdings Inc., Daiwa House Group, Nippon Menard Cosmetic Co., Ltd., Ajinomoto Vietnam Co., Ltd.
Toba Mika's Exhibition of Katazome paintings at the Đà Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture
The Đà Nẵng Museum of Cham Sculpture proudly present to the visitors a set of Toba Mika's paintings, known as "Katazome". Katazome is a unique painting technique originating in Japan more than a thousand years ago with the unique materials of Japanese agriculture and climate. Toba Mika combines the emotions of a modern artist with the traditional Katazome techniques to create the impressive paintings, especially on the themes of landscape and ancient monuments.
Since 1994, Toba Mika has come to Việt Nam and feels an invisible connection between Katazome paintings and the scenery as well as cultural heritage in Việt Nam and this inspiration has yielded to Toba Mika the profound artistic works. Exhibitions of Toba Mika's paintings were held in Việt Nam in 2001 (Hà Nội), 2003 (Hà Nội, Hồ Chí Minh City), 2005 (Huế), 2010 (Hà Nội) and 2013 (Hồ Chí Minh City). This time at the Đà Nẵng Museum of Cham Sculpture, Toba Mika introduces additional works reflecting the fresh beauty of nature in Central Việt Nam and especially re-warming the hidden artistic emotions in the ancient Cham temples.
Toba Mika's exhibition is being held in the time Đà Nẵng City welcoming the APEC Summit Week. We hope that the traditional Katazome paintings accompanied with the Champa sculptures at the museum will bring to Vietnamese and overseas visitors memorable aesthetic feelings, and help to share the appreciation for nature and cultural values of the peoples.
Võ Văn Thang
Director of Đà Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture