Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Kawara with plaster

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Something Ive only seen a few times, and always on the Pacific Coast, is plaster used, Im guessing, to hold the rooftiles together.

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I'm guessing that it is to prevent damage during typhoons.

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The place I saw it is most was on the island of Iwaishima off the coast of yamaguchi, where all theses photos were taken

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It does make for some interesting patterns though....

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1 comment:

  1. I hear the colored kawara tiles of 元興寺 in
    Nara are also quite famous - was told at the entrance they were made by Korean engineers at the time of Prince Shotoku. I think the guy also said the original Kawara were still somewhere in the temple complex (if tiles survive that long).

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