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Showa Colours Animal Pencil Sharpener

€4,00 EUR

  • Showa inspired pencil sharpener
  • Ultimate Premium Sharpener
  • The blade is made by one craftsman

It is a retro pencil sharpener that was exported to overseas in the 1960s and makes you feel the Showa era. It was revived to commemorate the 80th anniversary.

You will never find a sharpener with this level of craftsmanship. This is not made by machines but craftsmen.

Nakajima Jukyudo was founded in 1933, Osaka , Japan. They have a philosophy of quality that it is light as peeling an apple, and it is as sharp as Samurai sword.

They are very trusted and supported by consumers and main stationary companies in Japan because of their high quality and technical skill. The edge of the pencil sharpener of our company has the impress of “JAPAN” and “NJK”. It is a proof of reliance.

Skilled workmen have consistently manufactured edged tool and sharpener body at factory in Osaka. Junya Nakajima is the third generation Nakajima to take the company's helm.

Size: 4.0 x 4.3 x 1.3 (㎝)
Weight 14.6 (g)

Made in Japan


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NOTE before ordering this gift bag:

  • This offer includes a special individual packing, for your ordered item
  • Please kindly inform us about the exact products to be packed, in case multiple items are involved in one order
  • Suitable to pack product & products with global volume up to around 320 x 180 x 75mm
  • Cannot be ordered independently without other product

Packing Details:

  • White Komebukuro rice bag: 3kg
  • Closed and tied manually by our team, with white wrapping string

Japan-Best is first and foremost a story about Japanese craftsmen with the influence of contemporary design. We are inspired by the timeless beauty of traditional Japanese craftsmanship, and their ability to adapt to our modern lifestyle. The more brands we meet, the more passionate we become about the stories behind each product; the skills of the craftsmen, or the long tradition of an object left unchanged for generations yet somehow remaining contemporary.

Japan-Best is a collection of Japanese brands, which we have selected for the originality of their design, the quality of their production, the fact that their production is “Made in Japan”, and the long history that they maintain, quite often for several generations.

Our selection of Japanese food is also based on craftsmanship in agriculture. We choose brands based on how they are made and we love brands that continue to use traditional natural techniques to grow food and prepare it. Good packaging and design is always and added joy to find! 

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