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Art of Japanese Lacquerware

Updated: Feb 4, 2020

Keiichi Akimichi

Artist of URUSHI-NURI (Japanese Lacquerware)

Urushi art is a Japanese traditional way of painting with pure sap of a certain tree called Urushi. Surprisingly this technique has been used since Jomon period (14,000 – 300 BC).

You can find it everywhere in daily use like chopsticks, bowls and even for historical shrines in Japan.


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