VERTU Signature Auspicious: Inheritance of Traditional Culture
Urushi (lacquer) art is unique to Japan, China, Korea, and the countries of Southeast Asia, each country preserving to the present day its particular traditions. Japanese urushi art is especially rich in terms both of variety and sophistication of technique. Today, urushi art can be applied to many objects in Japan, including the daily utensils, decorative crafts, and architecture, exuding the unique charm of urushi.
In 2008, the Japanese government recognized Murose Kazumi as a holder of the title of an important intangible culture. In addition to his creating activities, Murose has been involved in a wide range of activities such as preserving intangibly important Japanese culture and heritage through the preservation of national treasures and fostering capable successors and he has been at the forefront at home and overseas as one of the most esteemed urushi artists.