Gargoyle of the Day

Gargoyle of the Day: Tokyo University of the Arts

Onigawara (from the Japanese word oni, meaning "ogre") are monster heads sometimes found on the roofs of Japanese buildings. They are similar to what we typically call "grotesques" - decorative creatures with symbolic, religious, or ideological rather than practical function. The onigawara I've seen are generally closer to relief-carvings than other types of grotesque, and accordingly, I haven't found… Continue reading Gargoyle of the Day: Tokyo University of the Arts