How to Clean Japanese Lacquerware
Japanese lacquerware is made from the sap of the urushi tree. The sap, or lacquer, coats items such as boxes, containers or furniture with a smooth, colored finish. The lacquer provides an extremely hard, durable finish that protects the item from water and wear while adding a glossy appearance. Japanese lacquerware requires special care and cleaning to keep it in top condition. Store the lacquerware properly and clean it occasionally to keep it looking its best.