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It has been more than thirty years since Kurimoto first time came across the material, Urushi (lacquer). The more he gets to know it, the more he becomes fascinated by the marvel of the material.

“I always feel that Urushi sap is just like blood for human beings”, he says.
Urushi Sap is the source of the life of Urushi trees. So long as he receives the life of trees from Urushi trees and uses it as the materials of his work, it is no use if he doesn’t create a new life through his work. This is what his work is coming from.