Giving shape to compassion for users
The severe yet charming expression of the demonic visage will never fail to draw the eye. The wish for happiness it contains can be seen in the soft roundness of its shape. This is a work filled with respect and compassion for the user.
Onigawara as interior pieces
It is made in a size perfect for interior decoration and fits into a walnut base, making it a great choice for interior spaces with diverse designs. It will watch over the growth and developments you family undergoes.
■Brand: Onigawara Iemori
■Produced in: Aichi Prefecture
■Materials: Tile, walnut
■Box size: W23cm×D24.5cm×H8.5㎝
■Technique: Sanshu Onigawara
■Lead time: Approximately one week (plus an additional one to two weeks if inventory runs out)
*Please do not touch the Onigawara with your bare hands when removing it from the box.
*It can be hung on a wall or used as a stationary decoration.
In addition to hanging it on your wall with screws, you can affix it to gypsum board walls with no backing using the metallic pieces included.
What is Onigawara Iemori?
Onigawara have been placed on the roofs of shrines, temples, and other Japanese buildings to act as guardian deities to protect homes and families from evil spirits and demons since ancient times. Due to changes in the way we live our lives, Onigawara have been used less and less on the roofs of houses. “Onigawara Iemori" was created to provide novel Onigawara as interior decorations.
What is an Onishi?
Onigawara are different from ordinary tiles in that they are designed to ward off evil spirits and protect the family that lives within their home. Onigawara tiles are painstakingly made by craftsmen known as Onishi. Onigawara leave impressions similar to those of their creators; it is said that the personality of the Onishi resides within the face of their creations. Onishi utilize clay and a variety of spatulas to create infinite shapes, like demon gods who create demons. The techniques known by the Onishi make them the only profession in the world that can produce Onigawara, making it a highly sought after title.
Onishi: The conviction to continue to create Enzaburo Kamiya
He has been involved in the production of Onigawara products for almost half a century, beginning in 1967. He is always working to develop new products such as Onigawara and exterior products for Japanese and Western homes for customers. He believes in creating products that value the perspective of the client, and are rich in heart and soul.
Pouring his heart into every process
The experience and technique gained over half a century of work. He is a veteran in the world of Sanshu Onigawara, but is never complacent, always seeing his work from the perspectives of the users, and puts his all into every process. His beliefs and aspirations have never wavered, and can be seen in the finest details of his work.
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