Exhibition: El Camino de Santiago. Tomohiro Muda. A view from the East (Astorga)

Tomohiro Muda is a Japanese photographer who went on two pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela photographing the Camino and offering his vision of it. Muda declares himself to be a lover of the French and especially of the Spanish Romanic, Santiago de Compostela and the Jacobean pilgrimage.

He was born in in 1956 in the Prefecture of Nara, in Japan and in 1988 he presented his first exhibition The Land of Sherpa with photographs hich he took in Serpa, in the Himalayas.

Later he travelled all over the world taking images of Japanese, Romanic and Byzantine art, as well as Buddhist ruins and Chinese cave paintings, the Borobudur, Angkor and Ajanta. These were joined together under the heading Spaces for prayer, forms of prayer in photographic exhibitions and publications.

This exhibition was inaugurated in Paris in 2008 where the artist expressly referred expressly to Vilar de Donas, declaring the deep impression they had caused. Subsequently, he travelled to Wakayama (Japan), to Tokyo, where he exhibited for three months in the Aida Museum, to México D.F. and to Santiago de Compostela.

In 2010, the S.A. de Xestión do Plan Xacobeo, programmed its routes through Galicia, passing through several Town Halls of the Camino de Santiago such as Palas de Rei, Redondela, Dumbría, Bertamiráns, Muxía and Fisterra, showing his view of the experience which the pilgrimage produced in this Japanese photographer. In 2011, thanks to the collaboration of the Spanish Consulate in Hamburg, he exhibited in several cities of Germany, Lübeck, Hamburg, Hannover, Buxtehude and Kiel, with great success among the public and continued his travels in 2012 inaugurating in Regensburg. He then travelled to Malaga and Castuera, and has now arrived in Valencia in collaboration with the Association of Friends of the Camino de Santiago of the Community of Valencia.

Place: San Esteban Chapel
Address: Santa Margarita, nº 2. Astorga (León)

Dates: 7-29 December, 2017
Timetable of visits: from Monday to Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays: from 12:00 to 14:00 h.

Organised by: S.A de Xestión do Plan Xacobeo. Turismo de Galicia. Xunta de Galicia
Collaborators: Association of Friends of the Camino de Santiago de Astorga and Astorga Town Hall

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