Tamotsu Nishimoto

Bamboo Craftsman

Born in Chiba, Japan, Tamotsu Nishimoto graduated from the Faculty of Literature of Chiba University, majoring in Behavioural Science. He is now residing in Beppu City. He discovered his passion for bamboo after completing a takezaiku training course at Oita in 2009, and had since embarked on the journey of becoming a bamboo artisan with particular interest in the making and design of bamboo basketry. He established his own studio Tamotsu Seisakusho in the same year, combining his artistic sense and practical knowledge to create distinctive handmade bamboo crafts for sale,  as well as collaborating with other brands.

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