"I would like to appeal attraction of my ceramics to people in foreign countries through Chanoyu, Japanese tea ceremony, which is one of composite of Japanese culture."
The above was Akihiro Nikaido’s concept of "Wabi and Now" held in May, 2015 in New York. He collaborated with two tea masters; Kyoko Denda and Souheki Mori, a calligrapher; Satoshi Nemoto, and Japanese confectionery chef; Motohiro Inaba.
In May, 2016, we held "Wabi and Now -wa, ring-" to make teahouse of several locations in New York City, collaborating with a tea master; Souheki Mori, a calligrapher; Satoshi Nemoto, a flower artist; Mario Hirama, a Japanese confectionery chef; Shiho Sakamoto, sake brewer; Yasunomu Tomita, and Japanese cuisine chef; Fujiko Aoki.
And, now in May, 2019, we will hold "Wabi and Now -san, the end-"
During this event, Akihiro Nikaido’s latest ceramics will be exhibited at Cavin Morris Gallery in New York. At the opening reception, Satoshi Nemoto, calligrapher, Mario Hirama, flower artist, and Souheki Mori, a tea master, will perform special collaboration. At Setsugekka, a teahouse in Manhattan, Nemoto will hold a calligraphy exhibition. Hirama will hold a flower workshop as well. Mori will hold a tea ceremony with artworks by Nikaido, Nemoto, and Hirama. Furthermore, we will hold a special Chaji, a formal tea gathering, at Kosaka, collaborating with Yoshinori Kousaka, an executive chef of Kosaka and Fujiko Aoki, a Japanese cuisine and confectionery chef.
New York is created by people from all over the world.
We would like to conclude "Wabi and Now" by doing our very best for this unusual place, New York.