This is a vintage Japanese Rice Measure called Itto Masu from early Showa period (1920's-1940's). Made from Cypress wood (Hinoki), it has all iron fittings.
It was used in agriculture to measure a standard rice unit (Ito) and the wooden bar is used to flattne the top of the bucket.
It will be a great magazine holder, plant container or firewood holder.
12 1/4Diameter x 12 1/2"H