Japanese masu, wooden measuring boxes, have a 1,300-year history.
This skill and culture has been handed down by Ohashi Ryoki in Ogaki, Gifu prefecture.
This little mamemasu wooden box, created with delicate craftsmanship, has been turned into a lovely pincushion that fits snugly in the palm of your hand.
It is made from fragrant Japanese cypress, using dovetail joinery to securely hold the shape of the box.
The skills of a craftsman have produced a beautiful and functional mamemasu that is just 15mm(0.6 inch) square.
The fabric on the pincushion is a high-quality linen woven in Hamamatsu, which allows needles to pass smoothly through fabric.
The colors of the glass head pins match the pincushion.