Daigo Urushi

Daigo Urushi
Today, 99% of Urushi consumption, 200 tons, is imported from China, and Japanese Urushi production is barely 1% (less than 2 tons). The principal production districts are the area of Jobo-ji temple in Iwate prefecture and Daigo erea in Ibaragi prefecture. Japanese Urushi has the best quality, and is used mainly for luxury Urushi-ware due to the high cost; Japanese Urushi costs 10 times more than Chinese Urushi.