Kitaboshi 9606 HB


The Kitaboshi 9606 is designed for ‘General Use’ and ‘Academic Writing’ and is a great everyday pencil.  If you’re buying a full box of 12, the added bonus is the attractive packaging of Kitaboshi pencils.  Historically Japanese pencils included their intended purpose on their label to standardise various qualities of pencil, and many of these labels remain.

Founded in 1913 and located in Katsushika, Japan, Kitaboshi is a small family-owned pencil company. The founder of Kitaboshi is famously quoted to have said “A pencil sacrifices itself to serve people. Both humans and pencils need cores.”

Made in Japan.

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Photos are often taken of multiple pencils, however all pencils are sold individually unless specifically stated otherwise.

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