|Time Until Shipping||Made to Order
|Dimensions||82 × 82 × 51 (H) mm per cup ; 410 × 410 × 225 (H) mm tower of 5 floors
|Capacity||144 ml (4.9 oz) per cup ; (180 ml (6.1 oz) cups available)
Masu cups have played an important part in Japanese traditions for over 1300 years. The term ‘masu’ means ‘growth’ in Japanese, and therefore these cups became an important symbol for growth, success and prosperity, and an ideal attribute during weddings and traditional celebrations. Moreover, the calming scent of the wood is said to impact the deliciousness of the sake, and the soft finishing of the wood makes it a pleasure to drink from them.
Your design can be burned-in, color-printed or lasered. Laser designs are recommended for pictures, whereas burning designs are used for logo's and text.
1. Contact us with your desired order: (1) Size of cups, (2) Number of Floors, (3) Custom Design, (4) Deadline
2. Depending on your requirements, we will send you a detailed invoice, digital mock up of your design, and estimated timeline.
(Custom made orders may take several weeks. This is at the discretion of on the craftsman).
3. Once you confirm the order, we will send you a manual invoice per PayPal. Once this is paid, we will give the go-ahead to the craftsman and your order process starts.
Please note the following:
- It is recommended to pour the sake first from the top and then horizontal, as just pouring from the top might cause you to lose some sake.
- Instructions on how to build the tower are provided. Even the largest tower can easily be build up by one person in max. half an hour.
- When pouring the alcohol in the tower, only the cups that are visible can be poured.
- When pouring the alcohol, the surrounding table and floor might get wet.
- When pouring the tower, the outside of the cups may get soaked, which may impact the quality of the design in the long run; they may not have the same quality as custom designed cups used in the normal way.
- When using dry ice, make sure not to eat or drink it at any time. Putting it at the top will make it slowly "crawl" down, creating a beautiful photo moment. It works best when combined with hot water.
Masu cups have played an important part in Japanese traditions for over 1300 years. The small square cups made of Hinoki wood were originally used to measure rice and other food items, especially when they were still a trading currency.
MASUYA was established in 1950 and has been making high-quality masu cups for over 60 years. Next to traditional masu cups, they also have a wide range of other Hinoki products, including a unique, ecological humidifier, drinking sets, and even customizable cups.