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About Namako Walls


The Namako walls are originally started to use for old samurai residences in Edo era in Japan. And it has spread to use for castles, castle walls, warehouses, and the houses of prestigious families. Even now, we can see the old buildings with the Namako walls at many historical places and old towns in Japan.

 This traditional Namako walls are made by the tiles called, “Kawara” and the cement plaster. At first, line the clay wall with the tiles. Then, put the plaster in a semicircular shape on the joint point. These elaborately-crafted walls of geometric design had only been made by skilled craftsmen in Japan.

Its peculiar name, “Namako” means “sea slug.” It is because arched shape of the cement plaster looks like the sea slug.

This Namako walls provide the Japanese traditional atmosphere. And also we may feel toughness from the geometric design with black and white. It is simple design, but very impressive.

The reason of this Namako walls widely used for warehouses is not only for its appearance. The Namako walls have used for protect the clay wall of the buildings from rain and wind damage, and prevent the spread of the fire.

This inherited design has a functional beauty, and now it’s attracting attention from all over the world. The building with Namako walls is luxury and sophisticated. These days, there are more and more people apply this Namako walls for their houses and stores.

If you are a individual customer or a plasterer, please feel free to contact us for more information. We will cheerfully reply to any inquiries about Namako walls.


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