In 1925, Sakura Colour Products of Osaka, Japan, formulated the Cray-Pas oil pastels with premium quality pigments, wax and oil. Today, the finest elements continue to make up the Cray-Pas family of oil pastels. This makes them ideally suited to compliment the development of technique and expression from childhood to high school, college, and the professional level. Since it's introduction, Cray-Pas has remained the definitive Oil Pastel. That is indisputable because its well-balanced range of colours, fantastic opacity, massive colouring power, unique Sakura pigments and easy application are simply unique.