Japan-Made Seshime Pure Urushi Lacquer from Japan
Japan-Made pure raw lacquer. To be used for final coating or mixed with the tonoko powder to make the base filler for broken objects.
-Known to be used for Fuki urushi technique and Kintsugi by mixing with the tonoko powder to make fillings.
It is also known in Japan that any natural whetstone's backside needs to be reinforced with Urushi paintings. Pure (Seshime) Urushi is applied for this purposes. Depending on how much strength you want, 3--10 painting are normally required. Please remember, one Urushi lacquring takes 4--7 days to dry in a drying cabinet called "Muro," so this can be a long process.
It is possible to apply liquid Urushi lacquer to almost any surface, including ceramic, metal, wood and even cloth.
Once hardened it provides a very hard, waterproof layer of protection against mildew, mold, and the effects of weathering.
It has even proven to provide protection against substances such as acid that can be quite caustic to most surfaces. Urushi lacquer is heatproof up to 100 to 120 Celsius.
An instruction "How to Use Urushi" is included.
-Light brownish color
-100g (Best if used within 1 year from the purchase date)
Caution: Urushi lacquer is actually the sap of a tree that grows in East Asia. It is a natural substance that forms a clear, hard and waterproof surface when dried properly. Although Urushi contains a compound that can cause a reaction similar to poison ivy, proper handling (gloves and long-sleeve shirt), and working in a well-ventilated area will prevent an allergic reaction. Urushi is a natural material and does not contain toxic chemical additives.