Eclectic Curiosity

Posted on February 12th, 2003, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

These are photos worth checking out. The intricate art of pencil carving, by Mizuta Tasogare and Kato Jado. Real pencils are meticulously carved into shapes that fit one of four categories: double-spiral, chain, ring, and kikko (honeycomb). The practice requires skill for “delicate woodwork in carving out a pattern like some kind of a tracery without making any miscut on the naked lead inside”.

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