Friday, June 27, 2014

Karawa-Kan Tile Museum

Traditional tile making

How materials arrived

Tile making in the past

Approximately 50 tile makers in Japan. This one is in Imabari

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Karawa-Kan Tile Museum

Japanese roof tiles are omnipresent. When visiting temples and shrines, the roof tiles designate the family lineage of the temples and shrines patron.
Demons intended to scare off bad fortune and protect the building

Mural inside museum lobby

Ceremonial drum made of tile material

Family crests

Client list

Sunday, June 1, 2014


It's hard not to notice the sakura in bloom when walking around the perimeter of Matsuyama castle.