Kitpas has been making quality art materials for over 80 years since their founding in 1937 as a manufacturer of dustless chalks. Their chalk products began as regular hard white chalks made from calcium carbonate and were the preferred brand for many schools and businesses. As they continued their product development, they explored ideas for an innovative material that works on surfaces like paper, glass, mirrors and whiteboards. In 2005 they introduced buttery smooth, truly multi-surface, vividly colored and water soluble Kitpas Art Crayons which are also completely non-toxic and easy to clean up. Today, Kitpas has evolved into Japan's leading manufacturer of innovative, eco-friendly art materials. They know you will love our products - let your creativity flow with Kitpas!