Brand: Kita-Boshi Pencil Co.
Made in: Japan
I imagine there are 16 or more different lead hardnesses for this pencil.
This Tokyo-based company established its first factory in Saroma, Hokkaido, in 1913. In 1951 it became known as the Hokusai Pencil Co., Ltd., and still manufactures pencils today. Learn more at kitaboshi.co.jp.