"Terakoya of Japan" experience course

Mini Japanese Gargoyle Roof Tile Making Experience

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.

Details 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 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 ParticipantsThis experience requires more than 10 participants
CostPrice Upon Request
Transportation Bus pick-up and drop-off available (additional cost)
Remarks Availability and Price Upon Request

Mini Japanese Gargoyle Roof Tile gallery

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*These images are for illustration purposes only

Inquiries about this experience

ContactTerakoya of Japan[Contact: Yoshida]
Address1-5-26 Imai-cho , Kashihara city , Nara

Guidance of Kashihara City and nearby hotels and B&B's also available.