(光琳) 研出上赤呂色【日本産】(Kourin Togidashi Jou AkaRoiro in Japan
Oil-free and thus well suited to creating a mirror-like finish (roiro 呂色).
If used for this purpose, it creates a uniquely clear, sharp and deep appearance that feels high-class.
Kourin Urushi is distinct in that the particulate matter within has been made finer through its more rigorous purification and refining process.
Its glossy finish can be achieved with fewer coats. It is pleasing to the eye and exceedingly weather resistant. Its durability is one of its special qualities, and it will retain much of its gloss over time.
It is also used for the restoration of Japanese National Treasures.
Even freshly applied and unpolished, it is 80-90% glossy.