Math Salt Sakura Bath Salts

Cherry blossom bath salts in traditional wooden container

First of all, don't let the "math" part in the Math Salt Sakura Bath Salts confuse you: the product isn't in any way, shape, or form related to mathematics. Instead, it is one of the common errors of the Japanese when transliterating their language to English: since the sound "th" does not exist in Japanese and the closest that exists is "su," the original word "masu" became "math." And what is a masu? A traditional measuring cup made of hinoki cypress, often used as a sake cup but also as a symbol of good fortune.

Bringing the above to the Math Salt Sakura Bath Salts, what you get here is a real, 56 x 56 x 39 mm (2.2 x 2.2 x 1.5") masu cup made of hinoki wood and filled with sea salt and dried cherry tree flowers. If, like the Japanese, you like taking baths, you can use it to make your next one really special by submerging the whole thing in the tub: the fragrance of the cherry tree flowers and the hinoki itself will make you think you are in an onsen hot spring in the mountains of Japan. And, after you're done, you can see on the bottom of the masu a message to boost your self-esteem!

Specs and Features:

  • Messages (Japanese only, random choice): Daisuki (I love you), Anatarashiku (be yourself), or Good luck
  • Dimensions: 56 x 56 x 39 mm (2.2 x 2.2 x 1.5")
  • Capacity: 60 g (2.1 oz)
  • Materials: hinoki cypress, sea salt, dried cherry tree flowers
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US$ 29