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[Tidbit] Caring for Urushi Lacquerware

Caring for Urushi Lacquerware Urushi, a natural lacquer used in Japanese lacquerware, is naturally cured through a process of oxidation and polymerization into a material with remarkable properties for a natural substance. Once hardened, urushi forms a tough and scratch … Continue reading

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Go Sighting #33: Tochi Tamamoku Go Bowls with Wiped Lacquer Finish

The above is a pair of tochi tama-moku fuki-urushi go bowls. Tochi 栃 aka Japanese Horse Chestnut (Aesculus turbinata) [related to the buckeye tree] is a light colored precious wood 銘木 which has one of the finest natural luster. It … Continue reading

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