The Newsletter 68 Summer 2014

Images of Vietnam in the art of "katazome", by TOBA Mika

Stefan Jeka

<p>In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Japan-Vietnam Diplomatic Relations, the Fine Arts Museum Ho Chi Minh City hosted the exhibition ‘Sceneries remained forever in one’s soul’ from 23 November to 15 December 2013, displaying the works of the Japanese artist TOBA Mika. Deeply inspired by her various journeys to Vietnam starting in 1994, the artist creates colourful, impressive and thought-provoking images of a land in transition by using <em>katazome</em> – a centuries old unique Japanese dyeing technique.</p>