Born in Osaka, Japan in 1974
Lives and works in Oita, Japan
2002-05 Apprenticeship under Honda Shoryu, a bamboo master
2002 Graduated from Oita Prefectural Technical Institute
1999 Graduated from Waseda University, School of Commerce
【Selected Solo Exhibitions】
2023 Hajime Nakatomi: Vibration (SEIZAN GALLERY TOKYO 凸, Tokyo)
2021 The Beauty of Geometry – Bamboo Art by Hajime Nakatomi (The Gallery of SOIL, Hong Kong)
【Selected Group Exhibitions】
2022 ART MIAMI (TAI Modern gallery Booth, USA)
2020 Mingei Bamboo Prize (Guimet Museum, Paris, France)
2019 We Were Always Here, Heather James Fine Art(San Francisco, USA)
2017 Bambu- histórias de um Japão (JAPAN HOUSE SÃO PAULO, Brazil)
2016 Discovering Japanese Bamboo Art (Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, USA)
2013 Charity Gala with Gucci (REVALUE NIPPON PROJECT, Yokohama, Japan)
2012 Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art ( The Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture, USA)
2010 Milano in Bottega Veneta Home Collection (Salone Del Mobile, Italy)
2008 New Bamboo: Contemporary Masters ( Japan Society Gallery, New York, USA)
2007 The Next Generation(サンフランシスコアジア美術館、アメリカ)
2006 Beyond Basketry: Japanese Bamboo Art (The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA)
2004 Contemporary Japanese Crafts (Japan American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles, USA)
【Public Collections】
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco – The Lloyd Cotsen Collection, USA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, USA
Brighton & Hove Museum, UK
Oita Prefectural Art Museum, Japan
Rits-Carlton, Tokyo, Japan
Rits-Carlton, Kyoto, Japan
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi, Japan