Japanese Antique Measuring Box, shabby box




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Data sheet

Item from : Meiji periode (1867-1912)
Height : about 8cm (3.15in).
Width : about 17cm (6.7in).
Depth : about 17cm (6.7in).
Material : Wood, metal.
Damage type 1 : Scratches and dirt.
Metal parts damage : Rusted a little.
Extra information : A masu (枡升) was originally a square wooden box used to measure rice in Japan during the feudal period. Masu existed in many sizes, typically covering the range from one to (一斗枡 ittomasu, c. 18L) to one gō (一合枡 ichigōmasu, c. 0.18L). (Wikipedia)

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