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
【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.
※The displayed dimensions are guidelines. There may be some discrepancies with the actual product dimensions.
- 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 the shavings of the pencil, especially the core part as soon as possible. Leaving it in may cause internal stains.
- If you use an eraser on the part that is dirty with the core, it will be relatively easy to remove the dirt. If you rub it along the grain, the dirt may spread, so rub it in the direction perpendicular to the grain.
- 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.
Overseas shipping fees
Overseas Shipping fees are determined by country, region, weight, and shipping method.
The weight includes not only the product, but also tare, shipping materials, etc.
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)
This is the price for one order to one shipping address.
Delivery company: Sagawa
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