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Mini Masu Pincushion by Cohana

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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, woody 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 pincushion includes a matching sewing pin made by Glass Studio Kinari in Osaka.Pins are supple yet durable, and manufactured in Hiroshima, a city with a 300-year history of high-quality needle production. Rigorous quality control ensures unified thickness and length of pins, and their ability to pierce cloth with ease.

Product Size

[Pincushion] Width : 15mm
Depth : 15mm
Height : 20mm
[Sewing Pin] Length : 37mm
Glass beads diameter : 4mm
Thickness : 0.5mm



Masu box: Wood
Fabric: Linen
Padding: Polyester
Pin: Glass, Nickel-plated steel

Handling Precaution

  • This product is a pincushion comes with a sewing pin. Do not use the products for any other purpose than its intended use.
  • The needlepoint base is wood and the fabric is linen. The use of natural materials results in individual differences in color and texture.
  • Storing in a hot and humid environment may cause mold, stains and deformation.
  • Storing in direct sunlight or in a dry place may result in cracking or deformation of the wooden base.
  • The needle tip is sharp, so please be careful not to lose or when handling.
  • The glass top is handmade, so there are individual differences in size and pattern.
  • The glass top of the sewing pin may come off if you pull too strong.

Producing Regions
Gifu, Shizuoka, Osaka, Hiroshima

Mini Masu|Ohashi Ryoki Ltd./Gifu

In Ogaki City, Gifu Prefecture, where about 80% of the nation's masu (measuring cups) are produced, the company was founded in 1950 as a manufacturer specializing in the production of Masu. Since then, the company has been dedicated to Masu, striving to pass on its technology and culture, and to develop new ways of using Masu, hoping that it will be used by future generations.

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