GENERAL OF JAPAN
50 FREEMONT STREET, 23RD FLOOR
SAN FRANCISCO ,CALIFORNIA 94105
A Message on Ms. Madhu Jain's Nihon-ga Exhibition
I am very pleased to welcome Ms. Madhu Jain and her exhibit
to San Francisco.
a professional painting career of more than 35 years, Ms. Jain
moved to Japan in 1994 and studied the art of Nihon-ga, or Japanese
style painting, for 4 years. I understand that in order to gain
a deeper understanding of this art form, Ms. Jain mastered the
Japanese language and became acquainted with a number of Japanese
those years in Japan, Ms. Jain has remained fascinated with
Japanese style painting, and she has created numerous Nihon-ga
based native themes from India. Through her art work, she has
introduced the charm and beauty of Japan to the people of India.
Her works are well regarded in Japan, and she has held many
successful solo exhibitions throughout the country. Her works
have been displayed at Japan's famous artwork competition, Nikaten,
and she has had a solo exhibition held in Tokyo in 2002 in honor
of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India
and Japan. Clearly, she has made a unique contribution to this
form so closely identified with Japanese culture through her
blending of the Nihon-ga style with themes from India.
year marks the 150th anniversary since the signing in 1854 of
the Treaty of Peace and Amity between Japan and the United States.
I think it is very fitting that this exhibition, which symbolizes
the successful meeting and interaction of two cultural influences,
should coincide with this anniversary of Japan - US relations.
sincerely wish the exhibition every success and hope that many
will have the opportunity to view it.
Consul General of Japan in San Francisco