“Essential Bilingual Glossary of Japanese Urushi (Lacquer) Materials and Techniques” was published in 2020. We selected 105 essential terms and explained them in Japanese and English. Now it is available online in PDF form.
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Study sessions/training for urushi experts
Urushi planting in Okukuji
Qomolangma Urushi Bowls
Kazumi Murose made urushi bowls for Mr. Yuichiro Miura’s climbing team when they took on the challenge of climbing Everest (Qomolangma) in 2013. We made bowls with the same shape and named them Qomolangma Urushi Bowls. Visit the following sites (in Japanese) for inquiries and purchases.
Works of Kazumi Murose
This is a collection of works by Kazumi Murose. It contains full-color photographs of his artworks, interviews, columns, and introductions of his atelier and creating processes. It comes with an English translation. Visit the following site to purchase it.
To raise funds to plant urushi trees in Okukuji, we have produced our original “Urushi-wo-Hagukumu-Wan (Bowls to grow urushi)”. The profits from the sale of these bowls will be used for the maintenance of our urushi trees. Visit the following site to purchase it.
- Mejiro Urushi Studio （目白漆學舎）
- Shimo-ochiai 4-22-11, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
- Mejiro Institute of Urushi Research and Restoration
- Tomoya Murose (Mr.)