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Mini Masu Pincushion

Traditionally used for celebrational sake, Japanese Masu cups have a 1,300-year history. These adorable pincushions were inspired by the elegance and joyousness of Masu cups, but made in miniature by master craftsmen at Ohashi Ryoki in Gifu Prefecture.

Mini Masu Pincushions measure just 15 mm (0.6 in) square and feature sophisticated Japanese dovetail joinery that does not require nails or glue to hold the shape of the box. The smooth hinoki cypress of the box gives off a light, woodsy fragrance.

A high-quality linen woven in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka is used as the fabric of the pincushion, which allows pins and needles to pierce easily without dulling them.

The fabric is carefully hand-dyed from raw fabric, and features natural colors and a rich expression of natural texture.

The pincushion includes a matching sewing pin made by Glass Studio Kinari in Osaka.
The glass top of the sewing pin is finished with a beautiful contrast of transparent and colored glass. The color of the glass top matches with the pincushion.

Mini Masu Pincushion / Ohashi Ryoki Ltd.
Producing Regions : Gifu × Shizuoka × Osaka × Hiroshima

【Ohashi Ryoki, Ltd.】Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture

Traditionally used for celebrational sake, Japanese Masu cups have a 1,300-year history. These adorable pincushions were inspired by the elegance and joyousness of Masu cups, but made in miniature by master craftsmen at Ohashi Ryoki in Gifu Prefecture.

The master craftsmen’s technique of creating beautiful and functional products is also applied to this 15 mm square Mini Masu.

【Linen 】Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture

Product Size

※All measurements are for reference. Please note in advance that the actual dimensions and weight of the product may slightly vary.
※The length of the needle will be slightly different due to the welding of the Tombo-dama glass beads.

Pincushion Width:16mm, Depth:16mm, Height:20mm (Mini Masu without pincushion 12mm)
Sewing Pins Length:37mm, Thickness:0.5mm, Glass Top Diameter:5mm

Handling Precautions

  • The Masu wooden box is made of natural wood, so there may be differences in color, grain, and knots. The linen used for pincushion may have uneven colors and wrinkles resulting from the dyeing process and weather conditions. Please enjoy them as the texture of natural materials.
  • Storage in high temperature and high humidity, direct sunlight, or drying out may cause cracking, yarn, or mold.
  • The sewing pin is handmade, so the size and pattern may vary.
  • The glass top of the sewing pin may come off if you pull too strong.
  • After use, wipe off sweat and grease to prevent rust.
  • The needle tip is sharp and dangerous, so be careful when handling lost needles.
  • Please note that using it for anything other than sewing may cause damage or injury.
  • Keep out of reach of infants.
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