Japanese Ryou トップへ Urushi Lacquer Art Mouse

Japanese Ryou トップへ Urushi Lacquer Art Mouse

Gregory Han
Dec 1, 2008

Remember these Ryou Collection PC cases that were inspired by the Japanese bento box, lacquered in the traditional Urushi technique? Now there's a matching USB mouse, beautifully finished with the same finish that not only looks beautiful, but supposedly offering some anti-bacterial properties* as well...

Two finishes are available via the Ryou website. Just get ready to open up that wallet or check your credit limit...these start at $315 US! Just give us some hand sanitizer and our Wacom mouse for now.

*Urushi is derived from the sap of the urushi tree (Rhus verniciflua), a variety of poison sumac. This tree mainly grows in East Asia including Japan, China and the Korean Peninsula. Its main ingredient is the poisonous substance urushiol, which can cause a severe allergic reaction. However, once it dries, urushi lacquer is very hard, strong, insoluble and resistant to alkali, acid, salinity and alcohol.

[Thanks Minoru Katsuragi]

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