A favorite amongst Japanese pencil aficionados, Kita-Boshi is a 5th generation pencil maker. Like many a thoughtful manufacturer, it's a company whose ethos can be read in its aphorisms - from the founder, “A pencil sacrifices itself to serve people. Both humans and pencils need cores,” to the current president, "You can't write with a pencil unless you sharpen yourself. No matter how good the core is, if you don't sharpen it, you can't dream."
-Made from highest-quality cedar and cypress
-Each pencil writes about 31 miles (longer than a marathon!)
-6 single-color pencils and 6 double-sided pencils (18 colors in total)
-Lightfast oil-based pigments give a warm and gentle color
-Made in Japan