Japanese wood carving artist Akihiko Yoshida, who identifies himself as Nikichi. Yoshida opened a shop in Rebun Island, Hokkaido at the age of 24 and began his creative life career. Now he lives and works in Otaru, Hokkaido. He specifically sources it from trees growing in Hokkaido. It’s his deft touch and fine carving that brings out his subjects visually as ethereal and light as porcelain. Yoshida’s creative theme is mainly animals. These animals record his daily thoughts and thoughts. Said to be his spiritual diary. Through anthropomorphism, it pursues the universality of the emotions experienced by humans in animals. Look carefully at the eyes of the animals. It is closed, giving a sense of serenity, piety and security. He also composes a lovely poem for each work. Yoshida has held many solo and group exhibitions, such as Sapporo Mitsukoshi Gallery, Ginza Mitsukoshi Gallery, and many more.
Akihiko Yoshida (Nikichi) 吉田昭彥（仁吉）