In Japan there's a type of pencil called "kohitsu shosha," which means that it's designed for practicing calligraphy. They are only made in soft grades and have extra thick cores that provide more line variation and a brush-like effect. Since they're used with varying pressure applied, they tend to be stronger than most soft pencils, too! This particular one is a 10B, the softest possible pencil grade. We'd go as far as to say that it's the most buttery pencil we've ever met!
Mitsubishi Pencil Company (which is unrelated to Mitsubishi, the conglomerate), was founded in Tokyo in 1887 as the first Japanese pencil manufacturer. Though they’re still known for their quality pencils, Mitsubishi also makes a full range of highly innovative pens under the brand Uni, which stands for “Unique”.
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