Technically meant for "kohitsu shosha," this is a very special pencil. It's made with a particularly thick, soft core that looks and feels like a super soft pencil, but is stronger than you'd expect. The purpose of such a pencil is for practicing Chinese calligraphy and also for improving penmanship. Most users love it for its buttery, brush-like quality. It's especially popular with modern calligraphers and hand-letterers, but we think it's a fun alternative for general use as well.
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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