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  • AB 81-49 Toishi
  • AB 81-60 Paint Spray Gun
  • AB 80-37 Kawara
  • AB 80-34 Kawara
  • AB 81-141 Branding Iron
  • AB 81-4 Hard Hat
  • AB 81-74 Nail Pouch
  • AB 81-40 Mallet
  • AB 81-69 d Brush
  • AB 81-48 Carpenter's Plane
  • AB 81-66 d Trowel
  • AB 81-59 a Carpenter's Square
  • AB 81-51 j Tool Belt
  • AB 84-13 Ink Line
  • AB 81-62 c Hammer
  • AB 81-51 d Chisel
  • AB 81-65 Crowbar
  • AB 81-46 d Saw
  • AB 81-138 Nails
  • AB 81-51 l Chisel
What is it?
Kawara Roof Tile
What is it made of?
Clay
Where is it from?
Kyoto, Japan
When was it made?
1970-1979
Object ID
AB 80-34
Description

This kawara (roof tile) is one of the roof tiles were used for the reconstruction of the Japanese house. It is made of clay, formed in a curved rectangular shape appropriate for the eaves, with a decorative disc on one side. It is silver gray in color.  This type of tile is for the corner of a building, and though it is a modern tile it was made in the traditional manner. This is just one of several styles of tile used in the house. When assembled, the curves of the kawara tiles evoke waves, a visual effect that would continue from one house to the next.

Credit
Gift of Daibutsu Tile Co., 1979
AB 80-34 Kawara