07 Oct sake set
urushi – japanese lacquerware
marutomi / japanese urushi lacquerware / sake set
urushi craftsmanship has been practiced in japan for almost 6,500 years and enables high-quality utensils made from wood, for example, to be made durable and suitable for everyday use. even today, urushi, a 100% natural lacquer derived from the sap of the japanese urushi tree and processed by means of a unique and arduous traditional technique, continues to be extracted in japan. the aim of the project entitled “real japan” was to present this traditional japanese craft to a wide audience and diversify it by means of modern designs.