Collection: KITAGAWA ONIGAWARA | Echizen Onigawara Crafts

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The ultimate fusion of Gargoyle roof tile and sculpture

KITAGAWA ONIGAWARA

  • The Edo period
  • Echizen Onigawara Crafts
  • 5th generation: Tomie Kitagawa 6th generation: Junichi Kitagawa
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History

Learning from Edo Periods's best craftsmen

Our brand has its origin in Edo period, when the first generation entered the world of sculpture. The first generation learned his skill from sculpture field, and eventually sublimated into gargoyle roof tile manufacture.

As a result, our gargoyle roof tiles are the ultimate combination with sculpture, making it different from any other ordinary gargoyle roof tiles.

With advancement of technologies, the number of craftsmanship has taken over by auto-manufacture, and we are the last one in this field still rely 100% on hand-made processes.

This can be considered as a burden, but we will always be proud and responsible to be the one, and will continue to strive to protect this traditional culture of Japan.

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Characteristic

Getting familialized to soil

Our products possess brilliant characteristics of authentic craftsmanship: three-dimensional shapes, delicate touch capturing the nano moment of waves, the best angle to display each phenomenon, and an innovative ideas enabled by a long years of experiences.

Our products seem rather simple, yet contain such delicate and perfectly calculated balance of professional craftsmanship.

I’m the 6th generation Junichi Kitagawa, I grew up loving playing with sand so much. I’m sure it’s the best talent to pursue this career, I consider it as my vocation.

There is no goal lead by professionalism road, and “Onigawara”, gargoyle roof tile professional is not an exception; My days are filled with new learning everyday, and there always are new goals to achieve.

Out motto is to enable impossible into possible with our original way.

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For Customers

To change the future of Onigawara

I believe most of the houses are being made under perfectly calculated plans, yet have you ever this as a little boring and lack surprises?

This is when our Gargoyle roof tile as decor comes to play an important role: it will be a spice bringing the new color to your ordinary view. We would love to be the trigger bringing your lives some changes.

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2017 The representative of LEXUS NEW TAKUMI PROJECT

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