I was born into and am the third generation of a renowned Japanese tile shop, a long-established store that has been around for nearly 100 years. I'm fifth generation if you include the time before the business became the corporation it is today. I studied tile engineering in construction and performed a historic tile tour experience program . I have been surrounded by the tile culture since I was…
In this experience, we will explore the history of Kawara—the traditional roof tiles of Japan. You will also learn about Japanese culture in the area of Kyoto near the Touhukuji Temple complex. I will show you around and we'll discuss the various small ogre tiles, and you'll even get the opportunity to touch some of them. You'll learn about the history of Japan through these tiles—a history and…
Bottle of water
We'll meet at Touhukuji Station and we'll explore the Touhukuji Temple. We'll discuss the changing roof of the northern side and I'll explain the history of Japanese tiles while we walk south. We'll make stops at the big temple and Japanese garden and the main gate for explanations and descriptions of these Japanese tiles before we exit the temple complex.