Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Urushi

Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Urushi

SKU: UM0512

Learn everything you need to know about Urushi in the Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Urushi. This invaluable guide to Urushi lacquer is the first 

instruction manual booklet of its kind written in the English language. For centuries this classic Japanese art form has been popular among lacquerware artisans, who have prized the natural qualities of Urushi sap for its ability to enhance, harden and protect items such as pottery, wood, bamboo and even paper.

The Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Urushi introduces you to this natural lacquer’s history, potential uses, different types, safe handling practices, the types of tools used for application, and much more.

The Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Urushi explores this natural product that has, until now, only been available to professional artisans. Learn everything you’ll need to know to get started with Urushi in this easy to read guide written with YOU, the beginner in mind!


Printed in Japan   ISBN 9784990834807

  • Info

    Urushiware LOOKS hot, but you'll never find your mug too hot to handle! That means no more burning your lips on a hot ceramic mug when all you really want is a sip of your hot tea! It also means your cold drink stays cold on a hot summer day without having to water it down with ice cubes.

    Thanks to the low thermal conductivity properties of wooden Urushi dinnerware, food and beverages will keep their original temperature much longer. Hot stays hot and cold stays cold! But unlike ceramic, stainless steel, or aluminum, you won't burn your lips on a wooden spoon, fork, or mug, making Urushiware ideal for young children and for seniors. Lacquered-wood utensils are easy on the lips!

    Our classic Urushiware with its contemporary design is perfect for everyday use.

    Urushiware is extremely durable and almost weightless, making it ideal as a daily utensil for all ages!

    *Urushi lacquer comes from the sap of a tree called Urushi which is a 100% natural finish and contains no chemical additives.
    **No microwave and dishwashing machines please.
    ***This item does NOT come with a box.

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