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Way of dividing bread called “kin”

Base data: mass.
1 kin = 160 momme = 600g (1891 Measurement Regulations). 1 kin = weight of 1 loaf of bread that is 340g or more (Japan Bread Fair Trade Conference)

Unit that originally came from Tang China

“1 kin” refers to a loaf of bread. It derives from the “kin” weight unit used when trading goods in pounds such as bread and butter in the Meiji period. This unit of weight originally came from Tang China, and it was 160 momme (600g) in the beginning. Then, various kinds of kin weights emerged for different products.