Mitsubishi No. 101 Colored Pencils (12)
This box of 12 colored pencils has a retro package that has been in production for near half a century. The peacock pencils include a basic color include just enough colors to get your creative juices flowing. They are shorter than their cousins, the No. 850 Colored Pencils, which also means they come in a compact package, ideal for travel. While you probably don’t need help to know which color is which, the colors are written on the sides of each pencil in Japanese.
- 12 colors: brown (ちゃいろ), red (あか), pink (ももいろ), pale orange (うすだいだい), orange (だいだいいろ), yellow (きいろ), yellow-green (きみどり), green (みどり), light blue (みずいろ), blue (あお), purple (むらさき), black (くろ)
- 13.8 × 0.7 cm (5.4 × 0.3 in)
- Box: 10.7 × 16.7 × 1 cm (4.2 × 6.6 × 0.4 in)
- Colored pencil sharpener available
Mitsubishi Pencil Company is one of the oldest stationery companies in Japan, with its original enterprise having been founded in 1887. While initially founded as a pencil company, Mitsubishi invented the Uniball pen in late-1970s and subsequently established international subsidieres with the Uniball name. The company is unrelated to the Mitsubishi Group (which includes Mitsubishi Motors), although they have at times shared a nearly identical three-diamond logo. While Mitsubishi is famous for its cutting-edge pen and mechanical pencil designs, we are especially fond of a number of their classic products that have been in production without change for decades.