In Pictures: Tombow Hello Nature Pencils

Available from Amazon. $9.50 for a dozen.

Mitsubishi 4563 Pencil Review

Mitsubishi 4563 Pencil Review

I can't tell you much about the 4563 that you can't glean from the pictures in this post. The box is all in Japanese, and I can't find any info about it online. But that's ok! The only thing you really want to know is if this pencil performs well and is worth the money, right? Let's dig in.

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Daiso Golden Sword Pencil Review

Daiso Golden Sword Pencil Review

These Golden Sword pencils come from Daiso, a chain of Japanese stores that are almost like dollar stores, but with better stuff. They have about 60 stores in the US, spread between California, Washington, and Texas. While anyone in these cities can stumble upon these pencils, the majority of us are at the mercy of a friend or purchase mule to help us out. Japanese pencils are great and in my humble opinion, the best in the world. But the question I asked myself while reviewing these pencils is "Are these pencils good because they're GOOD or because they weren't easy to get?”

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Kirin Woody Pal Eddy Pencil Review

Kirin Woody Pal Eddy Pencil Review

Japanese pencil company Kirin is a manufacturer of a lot of specialty pencils, particularly colored pencils and small batch novelty pencils. According to their website, they also make bespoke pencils in small numbers as gifts. One of their lines, the Woody Pal, has a few different pencils in it, colored pencils, rainbow pencils, and thick triangular graphite pencils, just to name a few things.

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