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【Feng Shui & Charm】Japanese Interior Onigawara, Onigawara Iemori Yoshitaka Kato | Sanshu onigawara crafts | Shinto

【Feng Shui & Charm】Japanese Interior Onigawara, Onigawara Iemori Yoshitaka Kato | Sanshu onigawara crafts | Shinto

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The orge mask with the history of 1400 has protected Japanese houses and families as an evil spirit from ancient times, as an amulet. However, the number of houses that can decorate the orge mask on the roof is decreasing. Therefore, in order to match the modern architectural style, it is a product realizing a novel idea of "orge mask decorating in the room".


~ Onishi Yoshitaka Kato~

Creating a gentle expression unlike any ogre's

This unique product features the motif of a Crow-headed tengu, (a legendary creature found in Japanese folk tales) on whose head blooms a lotus flower. The lotus, rooted in muddy waters symbolizing Sorrow and pain, bursts into beauteous full bloom on the water, an omen of success in all things.

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Shop by Brand Onigawara Iemori | Sanshu onigawara crafts
Product ID S0023-007
Product Name 【Feng Shui & Charm】Japanese Interior Onigawara, Onigawara Iemori Yoshitaka Kato | Sanshu onigawara crafts | Shinto
Traditional Technique Sanshu Onigawara Crafts
Measuring 5.51" * 7.87" * 1.02",
Product Weight 1.7 lbs
Country of Manufacture Japan
Remark The product is in a paulownia box. Please do not touch orge mask with bare hands. It is possible to install both [wall hanging] and [stationery]. You can fix with plaster iron that is included even with gypsum board wall without base.
About Creator & Maker

Oni Shi

Yoshitaka Kato


After graduating from university, Yoshitaka Kato worked at a ceramics machinery manufacturer for three years, where he learned the basics of ceramic engineering. He then joined his family business, Maruichi, where he produces onigawara and and is engaged in producing omigawara and practicing the art of kinyaki, in which gold is fused to tile prochuts in the firing process. His works appear on famous shrines and temples including Kyoto's Chion-in.

My philosophy

In pursuit of a truly unique kimen

Yoshitaka Kato's paramount theme has been the pursuit of originality; how far can he go in integrating his unique worldview without destroying the traditional appearance of onigawara, with its 1,400-year history? He is also meticulous and demanding when it comes to the sense of luster his pieces effect when placed on the roof, so is completely uncompromising in the delicate finishing process. Kato continues to work towards a kimen that one could find nowhere else, one that he and he alone can create.

I want to expand the possibility of orge mask

Even if it is orge, it does not seem to be orge. Even orge mask, orge is not necessarily a motif. Such a free idea is the charm of his work. Originally just soil. The process that changes its appearance to the image contour, expression as "image is the" moment when the feeling rises most ".

Focus points

Tile culture to the world

"I would like to work ambitiously in restoring Japanese national treasures and important cultural assets, etc." Also, "We are also focusing on creating works as interior using roof tiles and spreading out exterior items to spread tile culture in and outside of the country I want to do it, "he told his future dream.

For Customers

History of family crest tile production

Plaster mold of family crest tiles. As well as general family crests, including special emblems used in temples and shrines, it is surprising to say that there are more than 3000 kinds. Besides general tile production, there is also a history of 30 to 40 years in cream tile production.

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