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Masu

Japanese term for a square mug made from the wood of the Japanese cypress tree Hinoki or the sickle fir Sugi, which is used as a drinking vessel for sake is used. It originally served as a measuring cup for rice with the filling quantity ichigô = 1 gô = 0.18039 liters. You drink from the traditional vessel from one of the corners. The traditional version is made of wood, also called kimasu (ki = wood). There are also modern versions, painted black and / or red, which are also made of plastic. Other traditional drinking vessels are called Ochoko (Mug) and Sakazuki (Drinking cup). Various containers such as are used for serving or pouring Chirori. Katakuchi or Tokkuri used, see also wine vessels,

Drinking bowls (Sakazuki), masu (wooden cubes) and cups (ochoko)

Text: OSR Dipl.-Päd. Wolfgang Mucher
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