(Tochigi demon-head roof ornaments)

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History (Origins)

The discovery of high-quality clay near present-day Tochigi City in the late Edo Period (19th century) is thought to be the start of the Tochigi-onigawara craft.

Characteristics (Techniques and Materials)

Onigawara (demon-head roof ornaments) are said to protect houses, ensure safety in the household, and drive away evil, and many different types of onigawara exist. Those used for Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are particularly complex in design and require special techniques and skills to produce.

Contact Information

Kikuzo Yamagami
885, Yoshimizucho, Sano-shi, Tochigi, 327-0313
TEL: +81-283-62-0601

Additional Remarks : Kikuzo Yamagami

We took traditional onigawara and added a touch of extra creativity to achieve unique items suited to contemporary tastes. We also offer a wide range of accessory items and other goods.

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