Onigawara Tesh Case that makes everyone happy by laughing
Sanshu Onigawara Crafts
Ryo Suzuki, Ranto Kato
A long-established store that has been in business for 100 years and handles famous shrines and temples
We are a kiln of Sanshu Onigawara, which was founded in 1916.
The founder is Suzuki Fukumatsu, and since it is "Onigawara Fukumatsu", the name was changed to "Onifuku".
Since its establishment in Japan's largest roof tile producing area, "Sanshu," we have specialized in producing only onigawara.
In recent years, we have been working on the restoration of onigawara, the production of similar onigawara, and the special onigawara for general housing, centering on the onigawara of shrines and temples.
We are proud that the gloss of the product after firing, which is produced by the careful polishing work of craftsmen using metal "spatula", is different from the mass-produced press-molded products.
We have a management philosophy of "Everything is for HAPPY", and in order to convey Japanese manufacturing to the future, we have adapted the onigawara manufacturing technology that we have inherited since our founding to the modern lifestyle.
We are continuing our efforts to integrate and innovate.
Everyone smiles and becomes HAPPY
Onigawara is made through various processes such as pattern making, clay casting, molding, drying, and kiln removal.
Among them, the firing is to continue firing the dried onigawara in a kiln with a maximum temperature of 1,100 ° C or higher for about 28 hours.
The unique "Ibushi silver" that is the greatest feature of Japanese roof tiles The process of smoking that produces this shade is also performed during firing.
This time, while valuing the traditional onigawara making, we devised an idea with the theme of "tradition x humor" and "become happy with a smile".
Actually, the first prototype has a total weight of 4 kg because the BOX body is also made of roof tiles.
From there, we made improvements to create a crazy tissue case.
One of the features of Onigawara is that the more you stroke it, the more the touched part gradually turns black and the texture increases.
Continuing the challenge is to maintain and inherit the tradition
Should the Onigawara shop only make Onigawara? P>
Onigawara's answer was "No".
It is very important to faithfully restore the onigawara on the roof of the building designated as a cultural property, but that alone will not be enough to pass on the onigawara to future generations.
For that reason, Onigawara aims to expand the use of Onigawara in a wide variety of fields, not limited to the roof (business area).
It is very difficult to revive the technology once lost.
In order to leave what should be left, we propose products that suit modern lifestyles using materials and technology.
We believe that it will lead to the maintenance and inheritance of tradition and contribute to HAPPY in the world.