Akihiro Nikaido

Small White Cup #NK18A

3 1/8" Diameter  2 1/4" Height

Stoneware, Oil Fired

Made in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

The White Vessels from Akihiro Nikaido have a strong earthy texture. Memories through the days become stains and are permanently engraved into the piece. It embodies the ancient Japanese idea of cultivating and admiring a vessel as it is used. You can apply oil or soak it in water to prevent it from coloring to some extent, but I want you to use it without worrying about it. Enjoying the vessel may mean seeing the vessel change over time.