Tombow's Ippo line is a full range of products designed to entice children and help them learn how to write. These pencils are not just cute, but also feature a softer core, so less pressure is needed to write. Where we use jumbo pencils in the U.S. for learning, soft pencils are used in Japan. It's a different approach, but a useful one, because one of the most important things when learning how to write is feeling comfortable holding a pencil, and not having to think about pressing hard enough makes a big difference.
Steeped in history and fiercely dedicated to innovation, Tombow is one of Japan’s leading writing instrument makers. They got their start in 1913 as a pencil manufacturer and adopted their current brand name, which means “dragonfly” in Japanese, in the 1920s. In addition to pencils, they’ve become recognized for their Mono erasers, which just might be the most recognizable plastic eraser in the world.
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