Located in Ogaki, Japan, Ohashi Ryoki has been the leading producer of traditional handcrafted masu boxesfor over 60 years. Masu boxes have played an important role in Japanese tradition for over 1,300 years. When rice was still a form of currency, people used masu to measure out certain quantities for trading. Now, masu are more commonly used for serving sake and represent good fortune. Masu means growth in Japanese, which is why many people view it as a sign of prosperity and happiness. Ogaki City is located near a major Hinokilumber manufacturing center, so Hinoki, or Japanese Cypress, lumber is easy to source. Because of this, over 80% of masu boxes in Japan are produced in Ogaki City. It is also important to recognize that Ohashi Ryoki uses lumber that does not meet building standards due to its shape or size, so their products are considered environmentally friendly.
Hako Masu Cutlery
These masu boxes preserve the traditional masu aesthetic as they are designed to hold utensils and silverware. They are more rectangular than typical masu to accommodate silverware, but are still made of precisely cut and aligned cypress wood like traditional masu.
These Cutlery boxes are designed to fit with Cutlery and Tray Lids (sold separately), and are stackable with any size of cutlery boxes and trays.
Size | Weight
Small: 3" x 3" x 2" / 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 5 cm | 2 oz / 57 g
Medium: 6" x 3" x 2" / 15.5 cm x 8 cm x 4.5 cm | 2.9 oz / 82 g
Large: 9" x 3" x 2" / 23 cm x 8 cm x 4.5 cm | 4 oz / 113 g
Material: Hinoki (Japanese Cypress)
Producer: Ohashi Ryoki
Origin: Gifu, Japan
Usage and Care
Hand wash only Use soft sponge and mild dish soap
Avoid using hot water and dish soap to prevent masu from losing its Japanese Cypress fresh fragrance.
Dry completely before storing it
Usually ships out in-stock items within 3 business days of order.
We use FedEx, USPS Priority Mail, or USPS First Class Mail to ship our products, depending on the size and weight of the package.
Free shipping with purchase of $375 or more! (Within Continental US only. Total purchase amount to qualify excludes free shipping offer items.)
Usually ship out in-stock within 5 business days of order.
We use USPS Priority Mail International for international shipping.
We do not accept any returns for international orders. Any additional charges (including but not limited to import tax, custom fees, VAT, brokerage charge) that might incur after the order lands in the destination country must be borne by the recipient.