Urushi decorations

The “Akatsuki” series expresses the moon in a pure silver foil using the “byakudan-nuri” technique, which changes colour with the flow of time from an early reddish glow to the bright silver at midnight.

The “byakudan-nuri” technique uses many layers of Japanese natural lacqure “urushi” to completely seal the metal foils inside.

Over the course of time, the reddish urushi becomes more translucent, gradually phasing in the metal shine of the underlying foil.

This traditional technique was once thought to be almost lost, but has recently regained attention again for its unique feature. 

All products are made-to-order.

They are recommended for indoor/exterior use.

Because each piece is made by hand, there will be individual differences.

Shape and size are customised, please contact us for more details at info@simply-native.jp