Sakura Coupy Wax Crayons, Set of 60
Celebrating its 40th birthday in 2013, Sakura Coupy Pencils is at the centre of what Choosing Keeping thinks of as the "Japanese Stationery Canon". This tin, whose distinguishably colourful and geometric packaging has remained unchanged since 1973, could easily belong to any Japanese person's childhood time capsule.
A smaller set, less opulent, was part of our standard-issue stationery pack given by Tokyo school ISSH in the 80s - preciously guarded so as not to break one or lose a colour. Beyond childhood, it can be a very useful set for landscape architects (as they are waterproof) or anyone wanting colour-blocking and vivid tones as part of their art practice. Manga artists in particular have been known to make use of Coupy pencils.
They are erasable, sharpenable, and do not leave any colour marks on fingers.
Material: Wax crayons
Included: 60 crayons in metal tin presentation box, plastic eraser, sharpener
Dimensions: box 39 x 30 x 2.2 cm
Not suitable for children under 36 months.