Urushi is a surprisingly durable and resistant sap of the Japanese Sumac tree (Rhus Vernificera). With its extraordinary qualities, it was extensively used in architecture and applied arts in the Far East both for preservation and decoration purposes. The Japanese developed exquisite methods during history that are still cultivated to an extremely high level this day and age, which gave me the opportunity to carefully study and practice each step of the process from acknowledged masters right on the spot.