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Asanoha Parquet Pencil Sharpener


This hexagonal wooden pencil sharpener is ergonomically designed with gently curved corners for easy sharpening.

The lid features a traditional Japanese pattern known as Asanoha, based on a type of hemp leaf. The intricate design is crafted with various hardwoods by hand in a parquet technique called Yosegi-zaiku by the master craftsman at Yosegi Koubou Ag.

The asanoha leaf has been said to have the power to expel evil spirits since the old days, and the design is commonly used throughout Japan as a protective talisman.

Any artist knows that a crisp, sharp pencil lead is essential to the process of crafting and design. The pencil sharpener itself is created by Nakajima Jukyudo, the only manufacturer in Japan who specializes in small pencil sharpeners, and the quality of this sharpener is evident in the clean, unbroken pencil shavings that the razor-sharp blade produces.

This pencil sharpener can be used for regular pencils, colored pencils, and chalk pencils of standard size.




Producing Regions : Kanagawa × Osaka

【Parquet Studio Ag.】Odawara City, Kanagawa

Yosegi Koubou Ag, a certificated specialist of Hakone Yosegi-zaiku decorative parquetry.


【Nakajima Jukyudo】 Matsubara City, Osaka

Founded in 1933, Japan's only manufacturer specializing in small pencil sharpeners.
The shaving created by their sharpener are beautifully connected, just like art. They are attracting widespread attention both at home and abroad.


Product Size

※All measurements are approximate. Please note in advance that the actual dimensions of the product may slightly vary.

Diameter 50mm
Height 34mm

Handling precautions

  • Since natural wood is used, there are differences in color and grain depending on the product.
  • Please avoid getting wet.
  • Gently wipe the surface with a dry cloth.
    Lightly soak a cloth with natural oil such as camellia oil and apply it to make it last longer and give it a glossy finish.
  • Remove pencil shavings (especially the lead part) as soon as possible. Leaving them inside can be the cause of internal contamination.
  • Use an eraser to remove the stain from the lead, which is relatively easy to remove. If you rub along the grain of the wood, the stain may spread, so please rub in a vertical direction to the grain of the wood.
  • It may crack if dropped or strong force is applied.
  • The lid is designed to cover the body lightly. Be careful not to drop the body when lifting.
  • The blade part has a safe structure that does not come into direct contact with the hand, but it is dangerous to intentionally remove the blade because it uses a blade that cuts very well.
  • The built-in pencil sharpener and its blade are not replaceable.
  • Do not leave in direct sunlight, high temperature, or high humidity. It may cause discoloration, deformation and mold.
  • Keep out of reach of infants.

Shipping Fees

Overseas Shipping Fees Overseas shipping fee is determined by country, region, and weight.
The weight includes not only the product, but also tare, shipping materials, etc.

When you check out, the system will calculate the shipping fee based on the total weight of the items in your shopping cart and the address you have registered.

Delivery company: DHL
Japan Domestic Shipping Fees ・Japan domestic EXCEPT Hokkaido and Okinawa 550 yen (tax included)
・Hokkaido 880 yen (tax included)
・Okinawa 1,650 yen (tax included)

These prices above are for one order to one shipping address.
If your purchase is more than 11,000 yen (tax included), Japan domestic shipping fee will be free.

Delivery company: Sagawa


Payment Method

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Delivery Service

Delivery Service Business Days We ship our products Mondays through Fridays.
Please note that we are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Availability of International Delivery We are currently unable to deliver to

If you would like to confirm the availability of other international deliveries, please contact us through the contact form.

Notes on International Shippings

・The amount to be paid when purchasing is the total amount of product purchase price and shipping charges.
In addition to the amount, after the shipping, import taxes, VAT (Value Added Tax), and customs fees may be required. In such cases, you will be responsible for the cost. 

・We are not liable for any failure to deliver the product, as long as the Company has completed all reasonably necessary delivery procedures.

・We reserves the right to suspend or discontinue the operation of the overseas delivery service, change the contents of the overseas delivery service, or change all or part of the information posted on the overseas delivery service website without prior notice.

・Delivery may be delayed due to delivery status.

Cancellations, Returns, and Exchanges

Cancellations We cannot accept cancellations after the product has been shipped.
Returns and Exchanges The product can only be returned or exchanged if you contact us within 7 days of receiving the product.
Please check the conditions of return and exchange before contacting us at the following address.
Please send us an email with pictures of the defective item.
Conditions for Returns and Exchanges ・In case the product is faulty or defective.
・In case the product received is different from what you ordered.

※We do not accept returns or exchanges for products that have been used or damaged by the customer.
※We do not accept returns for reasons other than defective or damaged products and shipping errors.


In Case of Refusal or Inability to Receive the Order

In the case of long term absence, refusal to receive the package, address unknown, etc., the delivery company will keep the package for 7 days after it arrives at the delivery store, regardless of the reason.
After the storage period has expired, the package will be returned to us.
Please make sure to receive your package within this period.

Even if you do not receive your order, you will still be charged for the delivery once the shipment is completed.
Please note that in addition to the shipping fee, you will be charged the shipping fee that we paid for the return shipment.

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