Brand: Tombow Pencil Co.
Made in: Japan
Two special lines on these. This Mono 5B has the
Characters on the reverse translation: middle line of kanji
Also made exclusively for the Society for Penmanship Education in Wakayama Prefecture(longer line of Kanji).
This Japanese company was founded in 1913 and is still manufacturing fine writing instruments nearly 110 years later.
According to their website, “Tombow (tonbo) means “dragonfly” in Japanese and was often referred to as akizu/akitsu in ancient times. Since Japan was called Akitsu shima (dragonfly island in English) in the past, the name of the company also represents our desire to represent Japan's stationery industry.”