Lacquer needs humidity to dry. Contrary to ordinary paint, it is strange that humidity is required for drying.
Kintsugi involves the process of repeatedly applying lacquer and drying it. When I started kintsugi, I used cardboard boxes, wooden boxes, and other boxes around me. Lay out a vinyl sheet, spray it with a mist, and use wet newspaper or cooking paper to keep it moist. It is certainly possible to do a reasonable amount of work even with a temoprary muro. We use a hygrometer to keep the humidity around 75% to 80%, but depending on the season, the weather, and the temperature, conditions vary from day to day. It's very difficult to identify, and I've always dreamed of having a wooden lacquer muro.
And finally last year, I was able to make my muro! The first difference is the stability of humidity. The thickness of the wood is necessary to some extent, and I think there is a big difference in the fact that it is specially made to keep the humidity in without painting, and the door does not absorb dust. The number of hand boards can be adjusted, the height can be changed freely, and there is a place to properly store items under repair, making it easy to understand what to do and the next process. Appearance is also important, and satisfaction has changed greatly。
Only temporary products are available on the market, and I would like to introduce it to those who are doing kintsugi, maki-e, and lacquerware and are considering My original muro in the near future.