Philosophy JAPANESE TILE WORLD

The extensive collection of INAX brand tiles offers traditional, classic designs that take advantage of authentic Japanese styles, as well as sophisticated, stylish tiles for a more modern look. Each and every one of our tiles is created with care and attention to detail, based on the tile technology we have continuously developed and improved since 1924, as well as our rigorous system for quality control. Our uncompromising standards for esthetics and texture are reflected in the details of our finished products. This Japanese tile brand offers refined techniques and unfaltering quality and helps customers to create high-quality spaces that resonate in the hearts of those who behold them.

CRESCENT BORDER x Iraka

CRESCENT BORDER x Iraka

Iraka, roofs of traditional Japanese houses, are made with ceramic tiles that collectively create a picturesque image of waves formed in the sky. Similarly, the spatial formation using CRESCENT BORDER tiles, individually shaped in the form of a crescent moon, presents a laced arrangement that looks like ocean waves shining with moonlight.

Yohkan / Sweet bean jelly

YOHEN BORDER x Yohkan

The Japanese have traditionally expressed the wonders of nature by portraying the changes of the four seasons in sweets such as Yohkan, a classic thick jellied confection made from beans. Like the gradation of colors in the scenery, YOHEN BORDER offers a spectrum of subtle color differences across every single piece.

ORIATO x Origami

ORIATO x Origami

Origami originated from the etiquette of wrapping gifts and letters with washi paper, developed over 600 years ago. The spirit of placing one’s thoughts and prayers in each fold lives on today when making paper cranes. With a relief that looks like fold marks of an Origami, ORIATO creates an elegant space with a modern Japanese look.

Kago / Basket

RHYTHMIC II CROCHET x Kago

Woven geometry can be found all around the world. Baskets and colanders woven from bamboo have been implements used in Japan for centuries. A piece-by-piece combination of beauty emerges from simple, regular patterning, and results in bold shading that transcends East and West. The appearance is decidedly impressive.

Kagayaki / Shine

SAIRIN x Kagayaki

Japan is a nation richly blessed with water and seasonal pictures. Since ancient times, people have learned to appreciate nature’s emotions through the sun’s brilliance reflecting off of water: the white surface of water caressed with dawn’s mist early in the morning, the bright surface of water from daytime sunlight, the evening water’s surface dyed in crimson from the sunset, and the opaque water surface gently undulating in pitch-black darkness. SAIRIN captures these emotions of nature.

KANOKO x Kanokoshibori

KANOKO x Kanokoshibori

One form of shibori, the Japanese manual resist-dyeing technique, is Kanokoshibori, which involves binding minuscule portions of fabric with a thread before dyeing. When untied, the bound parts remain white, resembling the pattern of a fawn’s back, from which the name was derived. KANOKO features a gentle Japanese design using this artisan technique as a motif.

2 in 1 MOSAIC x Rakugan

2 in 1 MOSAIC x Rakugan

The slightly rounded, petite form represents the motif based on rakugan, a traditional Japanese confection made from rice flour and sugar and pressed into a wooden mold. Historically old cities of Japan like Kyoto and Kanazawa produce large quantities, which are enjoyed as accompaniment in tea ceremonies and given as offerings at events memorializing ancestral spirits.