Cinnabar - The natural form of vermilion pigment.
The urushi which is opaque pale beige in colour, oozes out of the grooves and the urushi tappers carefully scrape off the sap a drop at a time leaving sufficient for the tree to heal. This process continues until late autumn when as much urushi as possible has been extracted. For all this patient work a mere ml~ ml of urushi is the reward!
These five deities, protectors of Japan, were gods in ancient China.
Oct 21, Urushi is a natural lacquer obtained from the lacquer tree (Reus Verniciflua). Similar to the rubber harvest, cuts are made in the bark of 7 to year-old trees. The raw sap that runs out is collected, between 60 and grams per tree.
After the harvest the trees are leached out and bushmulching.barted Reading Time: 6 mins. Urushi lacquer is a natural sap extract from the Urushi trees. The Urushi sap is a curing aid medium of the tree itself while the tree is harmed. Therefore, the Urushi sap has many outstanding characteristics for protections. Only about ml (one cup) of the Urushi sap could be collected from an Urushi tree of 15years of age, and that's it. The tree will be mostly cut down after the sap is collected, for a new tree.
Jun 05, Japanese lacquer, 漆 urushi, is made from the sap of the lacquer tree. The tree must be tapped carefully, as in its raw form the liquid is poisonous to the touch, and even breathing in the fumes can be dangerous. But people in Japan have been working with this material for many millennia, so there has been time to refine the technique!Author: Diccon Sandrey.
Oso urushi is collected early fall and urame and tome urushi is collected at the end of the season in late fall prior to cutting down the tree.
Eda and seshime were traditionally collected from the branches during the winter after the tree was cut down, but in modern times, low quality urushi from China or a mixture of Japanese and Chinese urushi is sold as seshime.