Urushi: Marutomi Sake Set by f/p Design

Marutomi Sake Set Photo: f/p design
Text: Nina Prehofer

Japanese urushi lacquerware

Urushi craftsmanship has been practised in Japan for almost 6,500 years and enables high-quality utensils to be made out of wood. Even today, urushi, a 100% natural lacquer derived from the sap of the Japanese urushi tree and processed by means of a unique and arduous traditional technique, continues to be extracted in Japan.

The aim of the project by f/p design entitled “real japan” was to present this traditional Japanese craft to a wide audience and diversify it by means of modern designs.