Nakatomi Hajime


b. 1974, Osaka, Japan

  • 1999

    Graduated from Waseda University
    Studied ceramics in University Club

  • 2001

    Graduated from Oita Prefectural Technical Institute, Department of Bamboo Arts

  • 2002

    Graduated from Beppu Advanced Industrial Arts and Technology Institute, Department of Bamboo Arts
    Studied under Honda Syoryu in Beppu City

Exhibitions & Accolades
  • 2002

    Exhibited at Tigerman Himmel Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • 2004

    Demonstration, Japanese American Cultural Community Center, Los Angeles
    Exhibited at the Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, Virginia

  • 2006

    Power & Delicacy: Master Works of Japanese Bamboo Art at TAI Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    Hin: The Quiet Beauty of Japanese Art, Grinnell College, IA and Chicago Cultural Center, IL
    Exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

  • 2007

    The Next Generation Show, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
    The Arts of Pacific Asia Show, San Francisco, CA

  • 2008

    New Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Masters, Japan Society, New York, NY

  • 2009

    Many Shapes of Bamboo III, Oita Prefectural Art Museum, Oita

  • 2013

    Oita’s Art Movement, in partnership with the Oita Prefectural Government, a museum-quality show, TAI Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

  • 2014

    Group show, Japanese American Cultural Community Center, Los Angeles, CA

Museum Collections
  • Brighton and Hove Museum
    Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, CA
    National Taiwan Craft Research Development Institute
    Beppu Bamboo Craft Museum
    Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

  • The Next Generation

  • Japanese Bamboo and the World Expo: A Century of Discovery

  • Oita’s Art Movement

  • Oita’s Art Moment