Main gate of Kyoto Imperial Palace "Kenreimon"
Iwatsuki Onigawara has been handcrafting traditional Japanese onigawara
for over 100 years. The onigawara is a roof ornamentation that can be found
on temples, shrines, and castles in Kyoto, Nara, Tokyo, and all throughout
Japan. The onigawara design shows a reverence for nature and embodies the
wishes of a vulnerable people in clay form, which is then fired at a searing
1110 degrees Celsius. The color is a matte silver that is known as ibushi-gin
in Japanese and is created by obstructing the airflow of the kiln after
firing to cause incomplete combustion, which in turn coats the surface
of the onigawara with carbon.
At Iwatsuki Onigawara, our mission is to share the onigawara as a representation of Japan's elegant scenery, the beauty of ibushi-gin, and Japan's culture of roof architecture and ornamentation with the world. We hope that you will make our versatile selection of onigawara products a part of your surroundings and life.
Company Name : IWATSUKI ONIGAWARA,Inc.
CEO : HIDEYUKI IWATSUKI
Address : 7-3-43 Tado-cho Takahama-shi Aichi Japan
Zip code : 444-1323
Phone Number : 81-566-53-0171
Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org