575004-775ProductKitpas Crayons, 6-p
brand Nihon Rikagaku
Founded in south Tokyo in 1937, Nihon Rikagaku produces blackboards and dustless chalks, widely used in Japanese schools, and award-winning colourful crayons and markers. All products are non-toxic and hypoallergenic, and are made in Japan. Originally focused on manufacturing naturally smooth chalks from discarded scallop shells, the company later developed the Kitpas series of erasable and water-soluble coloured crayons made of eco-friendly paraffin wax, which can be used on multiple surfaces from paper to glass and tile. Since 1960, Nihon Rikagaku’s work has been characterised by a strong social awareness and today the majority of its employees are men and women with various learning disabilities.