Hinoki Pencils


In Iwaki, in the northernmost area of Japan, hinoki cypress grows wild. The delicate aroma of fresh evergreen with a whiff of citrus is preserved in these pencils made from its wood. Made by a venerable chopstick manufacturer in operation since 1885, they are unvarnished for a wonderfully smooth and earthy feel. With any luck, their simplicity, understatement and sophistication will seep into your writing. Six unsharpened 2B pencils are presented in a triangular box.

We are the only U.S. stockist. Made in Japan.

View our entire collection of pencils here. 

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These carefully chosen and crafted pieces represent a considered mix of the esoteric and the highly pragmatic. Many of these simple things reflect the hand of the artisan or the quiet genius of the inventor. They are useful in ways that are difficult to quantify but, if pressed, we would say they make life a little more efficient and a lot more beautiful.

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