In this experience, we will explore the history of Kawara—the traditional roof tiles of Japan. Typically featuring a design with the fearless faces of ogres and gargoyles, these carved tiles found at the ends of the main roof ridge have been protecting the roofs of Japanese buildings from evil, and rainwater, since ancient times. I want visitors who have come to Kyoto to see them. During this experience, I will teach you how to make a small, simple Onigawara tile with this type of demon face.You can choose a simple die-cutting course and a simple handmade course —one that you can take home on the spot, and another that requires firing the painted tile in a kiln beforehand. Japan tile production has modernized over the years, but wouldn't you like to make an ogre tile the way they did in the past? only April season I will give a Sakura key chain wich made of tile present
I was born into and am the third generation of a renowned Japanese tile shop, I'm fifth generation if you include the time before the business became the corporation it is today. I studied tile engineering in construction and host a historic tile tour experience program. I have been surrounded by the tile culture since I was born. I can only speak a little English, but my friend will help as an interpreter. If I'm alone, I will use a translator.
I will meet you at the nearest station, which will be communicated in a private message. We will guide you to the area where beautiful Japanese old houses are located —an old wooden traditional Japanese house built . The place features a fashionable new design and Japanese furnishings.
The tile-making process changes to some extent depending on the type of soil you choose. Please choose your method and send me a message at the time of reservation. Thank you for your understanding.
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