Brand: Mitsubishi Pencil Co.
Made in: Japan
Front and reverse of the same pencil with Shinto Shrine mark. This special edition of the Mitsubishi Mark Sheet pencil is only sold at this particular Shinto shrine, so that the students taking exams would be powered up by their prayers all the more. Similar pencil can be found with the Tombow mark....competition!
The 6-character name printed right below the red flower on the outermost part of the package is the name of the shrine, Dazaifu Tenman-gu.
Founded in 1887 and formerly known as Masaki Yomato, Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd. is best-known today for its “uni” brand of quality writing instruments sold worldwide. Curiously, this Tokyo-based business is unrelated to Mitsubishi Motors and other brands within the Mitsubishi Group. Same name, same logo, completely different company.