These unique glass dishes by Japan Joboji go by the name of Urushito Glass and make use of Urushi, an adhesive and coating that is derived from the sap of the Urushi tree. Despite the material's simplicity, it can be used for a wide range of applications from painting to tableware. Urushi was once to sought after by Europeans, they created what is known today as lacquer.
Some of the traits of Urushito glass that can be seen in this collection are the pale green tint to the material, as well as an extremely thin, delicate look. However, as insubstantial as the glass may seem, this material is some of the most unbreakable available on the market.
These Unique Glass Dishes Make Use of Purified Urushito Tree Sap
Laura McQuarrie — October 30, 2014 — Art & Design
References: japanjoboji & design-milk