09.02.2018 - 13.02.2018 — Hall: 11.0 Stand: E 51D
Masu has played an important role in Japanese tradition since 1300s. It was used as a measuring container for foods and ingredients such as, soy sauce, oil, sake and especially rice. In medieval times, when rice was the common form of currency, people used Masu to measure it. For Japanese people, Masu was as valuable and important as the rice it contained and this tradition still remains an essential part of the lives of people in Japan today. Over the years, it has gradually become uncommon to use Masu as a measuring cup, but it is still familiar to use it as a vessel for serving Sake.
The term “Masu” translates to “growth” in Japanese, and is thus an icon of prosperity and great happiness. This is why Masu is often used for special occasions such as wedding or parties.
Inspired by the history of the Japanese Masu finger-jointed box originally used as measuring cups for rice and other grains, solutions designed to be useful in everyday life, whether in the kitchen or home office. All pieces are handmade from fast growing, environmentally ethical Hinoki softwood.
We can make custom designed Masu for the clients. We have three kinds of printings,branding, laser, and silk printing.
Branding- Using a copper plate, the design is stamped and branded directly on the Masu.
By branding the patterns on wood, the charred cypress creates a natural taste.
Laser engraving- We can also engrave your favorite design by using a laser machine. By using a laser it is possible to engrave designs of fine patterns and details. It is even possible to print your favorite photograph on a Masu box.
Silk Printing- If you want a colorful design, we recommend silk printing. Choose any color you wish to print on the Masu box.