Jens RÜSSMANN c/o DOUBLE T PHOTOGRAPHERS shot a special with the LEXUS LC 500 Convertible. “A life full of commitment to craftsmanship is the secret of the Takumi Masters, who safeguard the quality of LEXUS. Manfred Schmid shares this passion : He is an Urushi Master. One of the very few outside of Japan, from which this extremely elaborate craft originates. Urushi is a natural lacquer harvested from lacquer trees which only grow in Asia. The trees have to stretch for 24 years, after which their bark is carved into. The white sap is sticky and turns golden brown when it is exposed to air. “The lacquer looks like liquid honey,” says Schmid. Processing it is, however, everything but sweet…” Read the whole story here, and the photos by Jens are available on GoSee, plus further work by the photographer from DOUBLE T.