Beautiful Vietnam
Vietnam through Japanese artist’s paintings
  • |, TTVH | October 23, 2017 05:45 PM
The works of Japanese Katazome artist Toba Mika are on display at the Museum of Cham Sculpture in the central city of Danang, featuring Vietnamese landscapes.

Running from October 20 to November 12, the event depicting Vietnamese landscapes such as Hue, Danang and Hoi An is being hosted in conjunction with the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) in Danang City.


Hoi An Town

Visiting Vietnam for the first time in 1994, Toba Mika was impressed by the country’s nature and people. It was that trip that inspired her to create countless paintings of the Vietnamese landscape during its period of urbanisation.

Toba Mika has to date drawn more than 120 paintings on different localities in Vietnam such as Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Hanoi and HCM City.

She has organised seven exhibitions in Vietnam since 2001 and has been granted the Vietnamese government’s cultural testimonial award.

Katazome is a Japanese stencil dyeing technique that dates back thousands of years. It was originally used to decorate traditional Japanese costumes.

The technique includes the use of several ingredients, such as handmade Japanese paper and colour-resistant rice paste.





Some photos by Toba Mika displayed in Danang

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