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Originally released in 1965 and phenomenally popular among Japanese students and adults alike, the Sun-Star Arm pencil case is making a comeback. In today's environmentally conscious society, we value high-quality products that will last a long time, and we want equally high-quality cases to store and protect them. Made from polycarbonate plastic, this case is so strong it earned the catchphrase that not even an elephant could break it. While this might not literally be true, this case withstood 1.5 metric tons of weight in lab tests without cracking.

To open the case, simply push down on either end of the lid. Inside is a removable tray with individual slots for 5 pencils, plus spaces for storing an eraser and other supplies.


  • Removable top tray with five pencil slots, each of which can lift up for easy access, and additional compartments for an eraser and other items.
  • Transparent polycarbonate plastic construction.
  • A Japan PTA (Parent Teacher Association) recommended product.

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With my ever growing...
June 30, 2016
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With my ever growing art supplies collection, I can always use another pencil case. Finding one made in Japan is not that common these days.

The 5 pencil holders work with standard size pencils, and large opening on the right of the pencil tray can hold one or two wider tools. Nice balance of function and looks. Pencil points are protected against breakage in their holders, and the top of the case has a nice opening for holding erasers and sharpeners.

The thinner Caran D'Ache Sketcher and Technalo pencils fit in the holders of the pencil tray, and the wider Caran D'Ache Grafwood pencils and couple of waterbrushes can be held in the roomier bottom tray. The underside of the pencil tray features divider tabs that help maintain the contents in the bottom tray within their own compartmentalized areas.

While their dividers and holders might render them bulkier than your average pencil tin, the individual plastic pencil loops keep your precious pencils from rubbing against each other and easily accessible and organized. Thus if your sketching kit contains several premium pencils, this case might be a good choice.

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