We have seen train themed pencils from Tombow. Here is a 2005 set of colour pencils from Mitsubishi, also honouring the Japanese Railway.
While Tombow used graphite, these are colour pencils.
Each box has a serial number.
The lid shows details of the trains depicted.
And mentions the manufacturer:
A handy (for those who can read it) map is enclosed. I haven’t taken it out of the plastic enclosure.
The pencil set is a delight, and would make an incredibly nice yet modestly priced gift.
The illustrations are exquisite – a different style, and perhaps even more varied and colourful, than Tombow’s similar offerings.
The subject matter and format blend extremely well. Some of the illustrations achieve a three dimensional quality.
See also the Tombow train pencils:
Series 1 (at penciltalk.org)
Series 2 (at penciltalk.org)
Series 3 (at penciltalk.org)
6 Replies to “Mitsubishi train pencils”
Someone in the Northern and Western hemisphere needs to distribute these beauts ASAP through an English-language site. Or French. I could handle French. :)
Really cool looking set of colored pencils. Naturally if I were to get a set, I would never have the heart to sharpen them. Thus getting at least 2 sets would be the only reasonable option.
It taught here though it was made in Japan.
It will buy it one of these days. :-)
kossy, it will not be regretted.
This article was seen, and several kinds of train pencils were obtained.
kossy, thank you for the comment.
In Canada, it is difficult to acquire these pencils. I wish it was easier.