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Joboji Urushi Workshop Co. President Takuo Matsuzawa speaks about urushi at the eighth Satoyama Cafe on March 8 in Tokyo.

Satoyama Consortium Apr 21, 2019

New demand, challenges for lacquer trade

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The tradition of urushi (lacquer) production that almost disappeared from Japan is enjoying new life thanks to recent demand, but is also facing simultaneous hardship. Takuo Matsuzawa, president of Joboji ...