Commemorating 130 years, the Mitsubishi Pencil Company has issued limited-edition sets of their Uni and Hi-uni pencils.
The quality of the finish is as high as it has ever been, though these are made a little more special with the inclusion of my name in Katakana. So if I happen to lose one of these on the train to Tokyo, the odds that it will be returned to me have now dramatically improved.
The Hi-uni art set has also received the anniversary treatment:
The range of this set encompasses 22 discrete grades of hardness.
Each of the three sets comes with a small lined notebook, whose paper is incredibly smooth and rather thick—it’s a shame they are not offered separately.
Special thanks to my friend Yumiko!