Behavior of Water in Oriental Lacquers

  • J. Kumanotani
  • K. Inoue
  • M. Achiwa
  • L. W. Chen


In the orient, various kinds of lacquer trees are grown, Thus vernicifera (China, Korea and Japan), Rhus succedanea (Vietnam and Formosa) and Melanorhoea usitate (Burma and Tailand). Of these, the tree, Rhus vernicifera gives the best quality sap as a material for coatings which has been used in China for thousands of years. The lacquer wares characteristic of Korean and Japanese culture are also based on the same sap as in China.


Relative Humidity Water Sorption Free Induction Decay Oxygen Permeation Acetone Powder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Kumanotani
    • 1
  • K. Inoue
    • 2
  • M. Achiwa
    • 3
  • L. W. Chen
    • 4
  1. 1.Ehime University3 Bunkyocho MatsuyamaJapan
  2. 2.Ube KosanUbe CityJapan
  3. 3.Chyuo University27-13-1 Kasugacho TokyoJapan
  4. 4.National Taiwan UniversityTaipei, FormosaTaiwan

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