Art & Design

Trails to Prayer – a spiritual journey to the uninhabited island of Nozaki

24 April - 5 May 2017, London

Dates: Monday 24th April to Friday 5th May 2017
Time: Monday to Friday 10.00am - 8.00pm
Venue: London School of Economics, the Atrium Gallery, Old Building, Houghton St, London WC2B 4RR
Admission Cost: FREE



Photographer MAKIKO made a pilgrimage to the uninhabited Japanese island of Nozaki, which has been gradually deserted since mid 60’s. She was intrigued with a saga of ‘Hidden’ Christians who settled on the island in early 19th century, practicing Christianity in secret for decades (while the country was closed for any foreign trade and cultural exchanges) and a century later they had their own churches for worship but then left.
This stunning b/w exhibition follows her spiritual journey through the mountain trail where Christians walked regularly between late 19th and mid-20th century to attend Mass. Whilst trekking, she captures wild Kyushu deer and trees in the wild forest as well as the unusual landscape, influenced by the volcanic activities and the harsh climate.

"This is MAKIKO’S 2nd solo exhibition and is produced in collaboration with Ojika town, Nagasaki Japan and is sponsored by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation in association with LSE Arts."

24 April - 5 May 2017

London School of Economics, the Atrium Gallery, Houghton Street, London WC2A 4AE

Tel: 020 7955 6043