Akihiro Nikaido

Born in 1977 in Sapporo, Akihiro Nikaido is a very talented potter residing in Mashiko, Japan. A town famous for its thriving ceramic art, he’s exhibited his work all over Japan and continues to push handcrafted objects that are both functional and beautiful.

Nikaido’s interest revolves around the concept of tea as an art, one in which stimulates all five senses. He makes work to harness the sensorial experiences of a tea gathering, and has actively collaborated with tea masters, calligraphers, sweet makers and chefs to create tea gatherings that enrich these senses. It’s obvious to see Akihiro is playing on the idea of asymmetry and symmetry in nature, and here we present some of his works on an international level for all to enjoy and be a part of.

  • Born in 1977 in Sapporo, studied at Bunka Gakuin, Tokyo.
  • Moved to Mashiko, Tochigi in 2002 and is a leader of a young Mashiko potters group named Toism.
  • Nikaido’s interest revolves around the concept of tea as an art, one in which stimulates all five senses.