Live in Japan: Japanese lifestyle and its social culture
Urushi (うるし 漆), Japanese Lacquer Wares

What is Urushi of Japan? Maki-e, Raden, Lacquer trees and their saps "Shikko" (漆工) is a genre of craft which uses sap from the Anacardiaceae family of trees. Lacquer trees mainly grow in South East Asian countries, and depending on the species of tree, there are three main different ingredients in their sap: urushiol, laccol […]

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