Japanese manufacturer of excellent writing instruments and art supplies, popular with both stationery addicts and artists. Their Gelly Roll pen is currently quite trendy, but their brush pens and such have enjoyed a high reputation among art geeks for many years. Their logo/corporate mark is a traditional stylized cherry blossom image of the kind found in Japan for centuries.

Sakura products are staggering in their variety. Gelly Rolls can be found at almost any store at the moment; art supply stores and hobby stores will carry a wider variety, and Kinokuniya Stationery carries more Sakura pens than imaginable.

The Sakura American headquarters is in Hayward, CA. I'll have to make a pilgrimage there someday.