Kanshitsu

A substrate made by lacquering cloth over a mold. It was used frequently for statues, now often used by modern artists in creating larger objects with urushi, also with a modern bases like foam, styrofoam, and other synthetic materials. There are two types; dakkatsu kanshitsu, and mokushin kanshitsu Not to be confused with kanshitsu-fun or ishime-kanshitsu. Literally: dry lacquer. Other names kanshitsuzou, kanshitsu zukuri.

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