Urushi no ki (Latin: Rhus-verniciflua or also Toxicodendron vernicifluum), a tree belonging to the family of anacardiaceae (sumac family), is the source of the natural lacquer known under its Japanese name urushi that is obtained in Japan, China, and Korea. After ten years of growth an urushi no ki tree reaches a height between ten and fifteen meters with a trunk circumference of about half a meter, and it produces about 200 grams of lacquer.
As a direct importer, we offer high quality urushi that is processed using traditional technology in Japan. Our colored Urushi pastes are characterized by an optimal ratio of colorant (pigment) to urushi and can be processed excellently by adding the same amount of transparent lacquer (Shuai urushi).
Red lacquer - (Bengara urushi) - Original Japanese lacquer, natural lacquer, Chinese lacquer
Transparent lacquer - Transluzent lacquer (Syuai urushi / Hakushita urushi) - Original Japanese lacquer, natural lacquer, Chinese lacquer