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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 80-37
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 dome shape embellished to resemble a face, and it is silver gray in color. The face has large eyebrows, circular blank eyes, bulging cheeks, and ferocious teeth and fangs. 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 thekawara tiles evoke waves, a visual effect that would continue from one house to the next.

Credit
Gift of Daibutsu Tile Co., 1979
AB 80-37 Kawara