Try your hand in making a cool gargoyle roof tile!
Onigawara (Gargoyle Ridge-End Tile) are a type of roof ornamentation.
They are generally roof tiles or statues depicting a Japanese Gargoyle (Oni).
Onigawara were used in traditional Japanese homes and most often found on Buddhist temples.
In Japan, Oni (Gargoyle) ridge-end tiles on the roof of the house is believed to protect the house from bad things and misfortune.
|Experience||Making a mini version of the gargoyle roof tile used at Todai-ji, Horyu-ji or Yakushi-ji|
|Location||Hanairaka (Imai Skyline Exchange Center) in Imai-cho, Kashihara City|
Duration of the Mini Gargoyle Roof Tile Making Experience is about 1 hour
*It will take about 3 weeks to complete the baking process
|Minimum Number of Participants||This experience requires more than 10 participants|
|Cost||Price Upon Request|
|Transportation||Bus pick-up and drop-off available (additional cost)|
|Remarks||Availability and Price Upon Request|
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*These images are for illustration purposes only
|Contact||Terakoya of Japan[Contact: Yoshida]|
|Address||1-10-9 Imai-cho , Kashihara city , Nara|
Guidance of Kashihara City and nearby hotels and B&B's also available.