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Hajime Nakatomi   

Bamboo artist. Born 1974 in Osaka, Japan. Nakatomi served his apprenticeship under Shoryu Honda until he established his own studio in 2005. When Nakatomi first met bamboo art, he was an ordinary university student who majored in business marketing. Bamboo art was such an irresistible beauty, he instantly decided to pursue his carrier as a bamboo artist. Nakatomi not only holds exhibitions at museums and galleries, he also develops bamboo artworks for public space in hotels and commercial complexes. He currently lives in Taketa city, southern Japan with his wife, a daughter, and a son.

selected exhibitons

  • 2018 “Hajime NAKATOMI Exhibition 2018”, SAKURA SHOP GINZA, Tokyo
  • 2018 “Asian Bamboo Art Exhibition”, Crafts Museum of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou
  • 2017 “Bambu – Histórias de Um Japão”, Japan House São Paulo
  • 2017 “BAMBOO TRACES”, National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, Taipei
  • 2016 “Hidetoshi Nakata’s Favorite Japanese KOGEI”, Shiodome Museum, Tokyo
  • 2013 “Revalue Nippon Project & Charity GALA with GUCCI”, YOKOHAMA ROYAL PARK HOTEL
  • 2012-2017 “Modern Twist”, tour in USA
  • 2008“ New Bamboo”, JS Gallery, New York
  • 2007-2008 “East Weaves West”, UK and Holland
  • 2007 “The Next Generation”, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
  • 2006 “Beyond Basketry: Japanese Bamboo Art”, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • publications