With more than 1,300 years of history in Japan, the masu was originally used as a measuring cup for rice and soy sauce. It was an extremely important tool at a time when rice was treated almost like currency. Today it is used as a vessel for drinking sake; and as a container for beans. It has come to symbolize good luck, so it also plays a part in felicitous celebrations and important occasions. Made without nails, the pieces of wood are assembled using the least amount of adhesive.
3.3" W x 3.3" D x 2.2" H