Wooden Pencil Shaped Like a Cherry Blossom Tree “Blooms” Petals as It’s Sharpened

Playful Writing Utensil Pays Unique Homage To Japan's Beloved Floral

As the world is increasingly digitized, stationary has shifted from being a necessity to a deliberate choice that celebrates the written word. The joy in these products comes from their beauty, and the newly-released Blooming Cherry Blossom Pencil is no exception. A timeless writing utensil with a playful side, it’s a unique homage to Japan’s beloved floral.

The wooden pencil features a five-point shaft whose curved edges evoke a stylized cherry blossom shape. It’s available in two symbolic colors—a light pink that’s based on the Somei Yoshino variety, and a bright pink like the flowers on the Kawazuzakura cherry blossom tree. But the whimsy doesn’t end there: once sharped, the shavings resemble the petals you’d find on the real plant.

The Blooming Cherry Blossom Pencil was the winning submission from a contest held by Sun-Star Stationery based in Tokyo. It won back in 2015, but has only recently come to fruition through the company’s manufacturing. Now for sale, these pencils are intended as a special gift and includes space to write a heartfelt message to the intended recipient.

Blooming Cherry Blossom Pencil

Pencil Evokes Stylized Cherry Blossom Shape

Pencil Shavings Resemble Cherry Blossom Petals

Blooming Cherry Blossom Pencils In Symbolic Colors Of Pink

Cherry Blossom Pencil Serves As A Special Gift

Sun-Star Stationery: Website
via [RocketNews24]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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