We have been making quality art materials for over 80 years since our founding in 1937 as a manufacturer of kitpas Chalks. Our chalk products began as regular hard white chalks made from calcium carbonate and were the preferred brand for many schools and businesses.
In 1967 we expanded our production and added a factory in Bibai-shi, Hokkaido. Bibai-shi, which translates to, “beautiful shell city,” actually had massive waste piles of scallop shells that were causing serious environmental issues. It seemed only natural to reduce, reuse and recycle this material. With the help of local government, we developed a patented process to recycle these shell byproducts.
The use of powdered shells had the additional benefit of making kitpas Chalks stronger, smoother, and longer-lasting!
It’s no surprise that more than 60% of the chalks currently used by schools in Japan are kitpas Chalks.
- Eco-friendly - Made with recycled scallop seashells blended with calcium carbonate
- Writes smoothly and erases well
- Minimal dust (compared to traditional chalk) - the dust doesn’t splash as much as normal chalks and it falls down
- Does not contain any dairy or egg products, making them safe for children who may have allergies
CE, CPSIA, ASTM D4236 (AP certified)
||12colors ( Beni red, Blue, Brown, Fluorescent green, Fluorescent orange, Fluorescent red, Fluorescent violet, Gray, Green, Violet, White, Yellow)
||Chalk Size：L 2 5/8" x φ 3/8" (L 63mm x φ 11mm)
||L 6 3/4" x D 3 1/2" x H 5/8" (L 170mm x D 90" x H 16mm)
||（Chalk）Calcium carbonate, Binder, Pigment, Acrylic resin
||Made in Japan
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