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Uni 3B

Brand: Mitsubishi Pencil Co.

Made in: Japan

The old JIS or Japanese Industrial Standards symbol on the reverse (was used until September 30, 2008). This pencil can now be found today with a barcode. The bottom pencil shows a third side of the pencil with Japanese characters “Chosen by the Society for Penmanship Education in Wakayama Prefecture” – a sort of endorsement.

About Mitsubishi Pencil Co.

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.