Gou Masu Box 0.54 L

Gou Masu Box 0.54 L

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The term “Masu” translates to “growth” in Japanese and is thus an icon of prosperity and great happiness. The technique to craft the Masu Box with fine precision has been passed down by ancient craftsmen and is still practised by Japanese artisans.

  • Capacity: 0.5 L
  • Size: 113mm x 113mm x 67mm
  • Compartments: 1
  • Made From: Paulownia Wood

Made from Paulownia wood which is known in Japanese as kiri (桐), also known as the “Princess Tree”. Paulownia serves as the Government Seal of Japan and used by the Cabinet and the Government of Japan (whereas the chrysanthemum is the Imperial Seal of Japan).

Availability: Coming Soon SKU: TR-10001


The Gou Masu Box 0.5 L was traditionally used in Japan during the feudal period as a cooking utensil for measuring rice, grain, sake and oils. Masu existed in sizes ranging from one to (一斗枡 ittomasu, c. 18 L) to one gō (一合枡 ichigōmasu, c. 0.18 L).  Today the Shou Masu Box is commonly used for decoration purposes including serving sake, condiments bottles and Japanese side dishes.  Found this product interesting? Why not view our Sake Cup Collection.

ABS / Melamine Lacquered Tableware

Get the most out of our ABS & Melamine Lacquered tableware collections by taking a few extra steps to look after them for years to come.

  • Soak ABS / Melamine Lacquered tableware for 15 minutes in warm soapy water.
  • Wipe clean with a soft damp cloth and towel try.
  • Dishwashers can be used at a low temperature using a mild detergent on a short cycle.
  • Do not use harsh scrubbers as they will scratch the surface.

Not to be used in ovens, microwaves or commercial dishwashers.

Wooden / Bamboo Tableware

Like all wooden tableware products they can deteriorate if not looked after. Wood is a bio-gradable product that will soak up moisture which ages the product.

  • Remove excess foods with a damp cloth that has been rinsed in warm soapy water.
  • Towel try and stack in a dry ventilated area.
  • Do immerse in water or allow pools of water accumulate in wooden products.
  • Stubborn stains, mix a small amount of salt or baking soda into the damp cloth and gently clean the surface.

Not to be used in ovens, microwaves or commercial dishwashers.

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg

Pale Yellow


Paulownia Wood






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