About This Product
Kitaboshi Beginning Pencil is a special type of pencil, sometimes called kohitsu shosha, intended to simulate a stiff brush pen. With a super-dark, soft lead that lays down tons of graphite, these pencils reward hand control with expressive, interesting lines—from pale and thin to almost marker-thick.
We love Kitaboshi's two-tone design, which highlights the beautiful cedar with a simple dip in semi-opaque white paint. It's finished with a black endcap printed "10B" for quick identification.
This two-pack contains two sharpened Kitaboshi Beginning Pencils, each with a sturdy plastic pencil cap. Sharpen these pencils with any standard sharpener. (But if you want the insanely huge point shown in our photos, we recommend an NJK 531s long point sharpener.)
Made in Japan.
About Kitaboshi Pencil Co., Ltd.:
Manufacturing pencils in Tokyo since 1951, Kitaboshi is a fifth-generation family-owned company that celebrates the "charm and potential" of traditional wood-cased pencils.
Kitaboshi traces its roots to an early 20th century lumber processing company, which was the first supplier of domestically manufactured pencil slats. The family turned to manufacturing finished pencils during the midcentury boom in Japanese pencil production, and Kitaboshi Pencil has been making high-quality pencils ever since.