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A devil tile. an ornamental tile placed at the ridge end of a tiled roof.

The desin may be that of the head of a devil or some such form. A ridge-end tile with no such desin also came to be called onigawara. (*)

All these pictures are made by cutting figures out from Japanese Paper (Washi) with a blade.

Librairie Seizan of KYOTO  Established 1996

English Explanation Referance :

(*) "Dictionary of Japanese Culture" by K.Setsuko & G.A.Crane /1991. Heian, Japan

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