Since the early 1300s, the Masu has played an important role in Japanese tradition. It was used as a measuring cup for foods such as rice and soy sauce, and then used to measure rice when it was common as a form of currency. For the Japanese people, the Masu was as valuable and important as the rice it contained, and this tradition remains an essential part of the lives of people today. More recently, the Masu is widely acknowledged as a vessel for serving Sake and a symbol of good luck.
The term “Masu” translates to “growth” in Japanese, and is thus an icon of prosperity and great happiness.

Technique: Masu is unique because it is put together wedging together precisely cut pieces of wood and applying a very small amount of adhesives, without the use of any nails.

Materials: Hinoki wood (japanese cypress)

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