What is "mas/mas"?
Masu in Japan
Masus have been used in Japan for more than 1300 years
as measuring cups mainly for rice, salt, and sake.
The current size was established about 345 years ago and has not changed since.
Masus were made of Hinoki wood, which is the Japanese cypress.
In modern Japan, “kagami biraki” (a ritual when celebrating a new beginning) is a popular ceremony during weddings and anniversaries.
Masus are commonly used as sake containers during these events.
What is "mas/mas"?
"mas/mas" (pronounced masu masu) sake boxes (called masu in Japanese) are
made of acrylic resin, which have a higher transparency than glass.
Light but sturdy, the thickness of the masu is well adjusted for women to drink out of.
They can also be used as containers for condiments and snacks, and not just as sake cups.
With a simple design using only straight lines,
our masu have traditional and seasonal patterns on the surfaces
engraved by the hands of skilled craftsmen.
We also take custom orders for your special ocassions.
Passing on tradition
from generation to the next
These modern and traditional Japanese designs are machine-engraved using the same
techniques since the early 1900’s which supported the Japanese craftsmanship industry.
The intonations of the lines created by artisanal technicians adds depth to the “mas/mas” products.
Please experience the difference from items that are bulk produced.
“mas/mas” can manufacture
You can order your one and only engraved pattern for gifts and anniversaries.
Acrylic sake boxes for special occasions!
Usage as utinsils
The transparant material does not disturb the color or scent of the contents.
These masus are stackable.
They decorate the tabletop or kitchen beautifully.
These products are adapted to the food hygiene law and meets the food additives plan standards.
Usage as decorative items
Decorate your favorites.
Gets along well with flowers and gadgets.
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Engraving corporate names
The "kagami biraki" ceremony
In the summer
mas/mas accepts customized orders in the following two methods;
order engraving or semi printing orders.
Please contact us for estimates for each order.
Minimum quantity for ordering is 100 units.
Engraving will be on either 1 or 2 surfaces.
(All laser machine engraving)
Inkjet printing on base surface for company logos, etc will be 10 units minimum.
Please refer to our website for more information.
When submitting your designs, please use only Adobe Illustrator CS3 or previous versions.
Each order will be reviewed for a quotation. Please email or call when placing orders.
- Please allow us 2 to 4 weeks from the start of production until delivery.
- We do not respond to inquiries without a company name / contact name or information.
- We will send a confirmation email, and an additional email will be sent after 2 business days from the first email.
- TOMONARI INC
- Fumi Tomonari
- TOMONARI KOGEI Co. Ltd.
- Tetsuro Tomonari