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Japanese lacquerware would not be the same without the presence of urushi, a type of lacquer used when creating hand-painted works ranging from pictures to bento boxes. However, like many traditional crafts passed down throughout the centuries, the incorporation of urushi in everyday objects has dramatically decreased. But that hasn’t stopped businesses like Seigado from bringing the craft back into the lives of the current generation, and they’ve recently introduced original handmade urushi skateboard decks adorned with traditional Japanese designs.
Made in Japan, these Canadian Maple 7-ply skateboard decks bring a touch of Japan to the streets and the ramp. Since they’re made by hand with the highest quality materials, they promise better performance for skaters of all levels, not to mention stunning artwork painted with the traditional Yamanaka lacquering technique.
There are 4 designs in all, each depicting an aspect of Japan and Japanese culture.
Designed to fit the needs of skateboarders of every level, the deck size of all the boards is 7.75 inches. They can be purchased online for 15,120 yen (US$136), and more information about them can be accessed on the product page. Beautiful and handcrafted with the utmost care, these urushi skateboards are a must-have for skaters with a little love for Japan.