Brand: Kita-Boshi Pencil Co.
Made in: Japan
These are older Kita-Boshi with the JIS mark, dating this pencil to pre-2008. (Learn more about vintage Japanese pencils on the BNP blog!)
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.