"Muromachi Nuri" Urushi Lacquer. Here we have a mix of “Kinsouku Mitateai” Urushi Lacquer imitating metal and “Ishime-ji” imitating Stone surfaces. This lacquer has a very archaic expression and therefore I call this combination Muromachi. Muromachi Period “Muromachi Jidai” (1336 - 1573) was an archaic period and was greatly preoccupied with ongoing civil war. The Lacquer resembles the aestetic taste of this period.
The Pipes are completely hand crafted and lacquered in the MP Atelier in Switzerland
A Note on Urushi,Urushi lacquer is literally indestructible. The hardness of Urushi lacquer reaches Mohs 4, the hardness of Glass. Urushi Lacquer has strong antibacterial properties.Urushi lacquer is resistant against all known Acids and Alkalis.Urushi withstands heat up to 300 Degree Celsius.Only long and strong exposure to UV rays could destroy Urushi over time.