Muda was born 1956 in Nara Prefecture. He graduated from the Department of Education, Waseda University in 1980 and, in 1982, travels to Nepal to stay with and photograph life at the Himalayan Sherpa Village. In 1988, he presented his first solo exhibition, The Land of Sherpa. Since then, while exploring 'the fundamental relationship between nature and the universe' in his work, Muda has photographed various subjects, from objects to people, landscapes, architecture, roads and stones and has exhibited these photographs in various exhibitions and publications. Muda's oeuvre further encompasses themes of 'prayer' and 'time', photographing Japanese art, such as Buddhist statues, as well as cultural property and antiques, such as Romanesque art and Buddhist archaeological sites in various sites in Asia, such as the Yungang Grottoes and Borobudur. His photographs have been exhibited, both, in Japan and abroad and published in many photo books.
Text courtesy √K Contemporary.