Midori has been a leading stationery brand in Japan since 1950. Their new Japan Works collection of rulers showcase the traditional crafts of various areas of Japan, using ancient materials and techniques in a modern form. The ruler has a notched edge, making it easier to pick up.
"Suzu" is the Japanese word for tin, an industry that began in Takaoka in the Edo period. The surface of the tin reflects the rough surface of the sand molds used to cast each piece.
Comes in a handsome presentation sleeve with information on the craft behind the ruler.
Even if metric isn't your standard, the ruler is still great for drawing straight lines and for relative measurements.
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a MUHS HOME rare find
Satin-finish aluminum ruler with tin.
Made in Takaoka, Japan.
Metric, up to 15 cm.