Kitaboshi Pencil Company has been based in Tokyo since 1950, but started in 1913 as Sugatani Lumber Company. Made of recyclable wood with a 'just right' level of hardness. Lightfast oil-based pigments give a warm and gentle color. Slide-out plastic interior tray keeps pencils organized; exterior case is paper.
6 pencils are double-sided with a gold ring that divides the colors. 6 pencils are single color pencils.
Double-sided pencils: Light Blue/Pink, Orange/Light Green, White/Grey, Brown/Dark Purple, Vermillion/Ultramarine, Yellow Ocher/Dark Green
Single color pencils: Peach, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Black
Made in Japan.