Urushi no Hi (漆の日)


Today is Urushi no Hi (or the less fun-sounding “Lacquer Day”) in Japan. The urushi technique dates back to 5000 BC and involves a long and complicated technical process using sap extracted from Asian lacquer trees. Multiple layers of wafer-thin, semi-transparent lacquer are carefully applied by hand to create the distinctive depth and sheen, making urushi goods a thoughtful gift for gastronomes. 

Have you seen our lacquered chopsticks and magewappa (bent woodware) lacquer covered plates?

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