Japanese Lacquered Paper Knife Letter Opener Urushi

japanese urushi paper knife


A lacquered wooden paperknife with skillful circular pattern.  With the circular pattern, made of the chestnut wood, lacquered, it will deepen the luster as it is used longer.


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[About the Lacquer of the Products]
The lacquer used for the products is Japanese lacquer from the sumac tree in Yamagata Prefecture.
Today, it is not easy to find sumac trees in Japan.  Through the summer, it takes a whole day to tap the precious sumac trees that were detected after long research in the mountain.  As you can see the photo showing the white liquid in the measuring cup, only a very little lacquer sap can be taken per a day.  It seems interminable work, but each product is made only with Japanese lacquer by the hand of the skilled artisans.



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