Urushi is a kind of natural lacquer that is collected from the Urushi tree. It is an ancient craft that dates back to 7000 BC, the Jomon period of Japan.
It is a very rare natural material that can only be collected at a rate of one glass per tree.
It is twice as valuable as silver. It is both heat and acid-resistant. Moreover, it retains its shape for thousands of years.
Ultraviolet rays are Urushi’s only weakness. Samurai armor makers used Urushi because it is weatherproof and rust-proof.
It was used as an adhesive and paint. There are many different methods on how to apply and decorate lacquer.
Raw Urushi (unrefined sap) react moisture in the air.