One of Japan’s leading photographers, Tomohiro Muda explores the “fundamental connection with nature and the universe,” photographing and presenting a variety of phenomena such as objects, people, landscapes, architecture, roads, and stones. Quietly guarding the space of the restaurant “Il Clima” is an original print from the “Light of Citeaux” series. It reflects the luminous and serene atmosphere of a Cistercian monastery built in the 12th century with the aim of poverty, prayer and labor, and a cathedral of rough stone deep in the woods.
Tomohiro MUDA (1956- )
1956 Born in Gosho, Nara
1980 Graduated from Waseda University, Bachelor of Education
1982 Living and photographing in a village of Sherpas in the Himalayan mountains in Nepal
1988 First solo exhibition ” Hikari no suashi, Sherpa(the bare feet of light)-Sherpa” was held
Since then, held numerous exhibitions in and outside of Japan.With the keywords of “pray” and “time,” his works include photography of Japanese art such as Buddha statues, Romanesque art in Europe, Buddhism sites throughout Asia such as the Yungang Grottoes and Borobudur, and other cultural assets and antiquities.