Masu-“Wabi-Sabi”

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Originally a square wooden box used to measure rice in Japan during the feudal period, Masu is used for drinking sake in the ceremonial occasion in these days.  “Masu” means “to increase” in Japanese at the same time, is considered that it brings more happiness and fortune.

We would like to introduce MASU to abroad, passing on the Japanese craft traditions and preserving Satoyama landscape through this MASU.

Dhillonmarty original MASU is made of Tono cypress same as Ise Jingu, one of the biggest shrine in Japan with 2000 years of history.

And this shrine has a tradition of rebuilding wooden sanctum in every 20 years. This ceremony “Shikinen Sengu” represents architectural sense of fluidity in Japanese culture.

As this year the ceremony will take place in October, Stanford University will be invited by Dhillon Marty Foundation to attend the festivity.