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Masu Set
Masu Set
Masu Set

Set of Four Different Sizes

Masu Set

OR1101

Regular price $ 48.00 Sale

Ohashi Ryoki  

Located in Ogaki, Japan, Ohashi Ryoki has been the leading producer of traditional handcrafted masu boxes for 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 Hinoki lumber 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.  

Masu Set 

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. Masu are also used in sacred rituals and many holy offerings are presented to spirits in masu boxes. Masu boxes are unique in that they are made by wedging precisely cut wood together without any nails holding them together.  

This is a set of four Masu boxes. Each box fits inside the next.

  • Size | Weight
  • Small: 3" x 3" x 2" / 8.5 cm x 8.5 cm x 5.5 cm | 3.3 oz / 94 g
  • Medium: 5" x 5" x 2" / 11.5 cm x 11.5 cm x 6 cm | 6.5 oz / 184 g
  • Large: 6" x 6" x 3" / 14.5 cm x 14.5 cm x 7.5 cm | 10.5 oz / 213 g
  • 1 Sho: 7" x 7" x 4" / 17.5 cm x 17.5 cm x 9 cm | 13.8 oz / 391 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 store it

    Domestic Orders

    • 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.
    • Read about the shipping information and terms in our Customer Service Page.
    • Free shipping with purchase of $375 or more! (Within Continental US only. Total purchase amount to qualify excludes free shipping offer items.)

    International Orders

    • 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.
    • Read about the shipping information and terms in our Customer Service Page.