#198 Randoseru

Randoseru are the leather backpacks elementary school children wear.


They’re expensive and often handmade – price tags average around 35,000 yen

They’ve been an essential item for elementary schoolers for over 50 years.

They’re sturdy and high quality; they often survive relatively unscathed throughout the whole 6 years of elementary school.

For some etymology of the word randoseru and background info… check out the Japan times Q&A.


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