Brand: Mitsubishi Pencil Co.
Made in: Japan
Rare find! You don’t see uni pencils made in black. Once upon a time these were made exclusively for the Society for Penmanship Education in Wakayama Prefecture. Includes the JIS symbol, dating this pencil to pre-2008. (Read more on the BNP blog.)
Characters on the reverse translation: middle line of kanji
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.