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  • 13937 hinoki cedar wooden masu cup

Wooden Masu Cup - Natural, Lucky Cat Imprint, 102 g Low in Stock (only 3 available)

£7.98
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Enhance your sake with fragrant sakeware.

Made in Japan, this simple and elegant masu cup has a uniquely fresh and relaxing wooden scent. Once used to complement traditional sake brewed in wooden casks, masu cups such as this can add a new layer of flavour and aroma to your favourite sake. For good luck, a wood-burn imprint of a lucky cat has been made on the side. This cup can also be used as a household decoration and trinket holder.

Cup measures approx. 8.2cm in length, 8.2cm in width, 5.7cm in height.

ITEM ID: #13937

Background

Masu were standard sake drinking vessels that originated in the Edo shogunate of the 1600s. Nowadays small ceramic or glass cups tend to be used day-to-day, with masu generally being utilised during special occasions and ceremonies. Wooden masu cups such as this are considered a great luxury and a symbol of good luck. For a great selection of sake drinking vessels, as well as other Japanese serveware, take a look at japancentre.com's Dining section.

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