Hikkaki is manufactured in a small factory located in Shigaraki. This beautiful valley is located in the Kōka District in Japan and is famous for producing pottery where old kiln remains have been discovered that are believed to date back to 1278.
This particular factory started operating in 1874 producing traditional ceramic ware and ceramic pans to spin silkworm cocoons into the thread before moving into ceramic tiles. Throughout their history, they have won awards and produced a variety of custom tiles which has led to the development of over 30,000 different glazes.
The scratch surface design of Hikkaki is available in a white glaze. It is suitable for fireplaces, walls in bathrooms or laundries, and the individual pieces allow for preferred pattern arrangements.
Architectural ceramics provide a beautiful, maintenance-free alternative to paint and render and a sculptural surface with a textural character that cannot be achieved using normal composite cladding panels. INAX exterior ceramics create a seamless aesthetic, effectively covering joins in concrete slabs and wrapping crisply around right angles using precisely-crafted mitered corner pieces. Many of the INAX designs can also be used on curved walls.
Hikkaki brick tiles 227x60mm