March 21, 2022

Brushes for urushi

You can work with urushi without a brush, but it limits your options a lot. Fuki urushi, maybe some more techniques. Brushes are the most important tools of nurishi, and…
November 23, 2021

How to buy my urushi pens?

I sell 90% of my pens on Instagram. I do not have an online shop and I do not plan to have one. But by popular demand I decided to…
May 13, 2021


Urushi was initially used to glue things together. Stone and metal points to wooden shafts, feathers as fletching – to make arrows. Wooden and stone parts to make plow. Fixing…
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April 23, 2021

What is “tamenuri”?

What is "tamenuri"? Video on tamenuri at the end of article Tamenuri is one of the basic techniques in urushi. Very often used on fountain pens, but also on knife…