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FAR101285

Wooden Masu Compartment Box - Standard Japanese Rice Measure or Condiment Box, Small 0.18 litres

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Wooden Masu Compartment Box - Standard Japanese Rice Measure or Condiment Box, Small 0.18 litres.

A Japanese masu box was originally used as a standard measuring box for rice. Nowadays they can still be used for this purpose, but are also used a small condiment box for the dining table.

Masu was a unified standard set up by the Edu Shogunate in 1669. This is a 1-Gou Masu Box. The capacity equates to 0.18 litres.

Made from Paulownia wood, grown in Asia. Also known as the 'Princess tree' or 'Kiri' in Japan. It is a deciduous hardwood, not affected by humidity and moisture and has very low thermal conductivity. Lightweight but with the highest strength to weight ratio of any wood in the world. 

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Dimensions: 8.2cm long x 8cm wide x 5.6cm high.

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