Origins of the Japanese School Bag – The Randoseru Backpack

“A well-taken care Randoseru backpack is a symbolic and testament to the Japanese of their carefree childhood years.”

A School Bag for the Young

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A school bag that is intended for children to carry them throughout the entire 6 years of their grade school.

Traditionally, the Randoseru backpack is the tradtional Japanese school bag that is given to the young child at the start of his or her first year in school.
Randoseru backpacks are known for their robust quality of great material and workmanship. These Japanese school bags are made for students to carry them throughout the entire 6 years of their grade school.
The construction and durability of the Randoseru backpack are made to fit the active lifestyles of children of that age.
A well-taken care Randoseru backpack is a symbolic and testament to the Japanese of their carefree childhood years.
After years of designing and prototyping this tradtional japanese school bag, we reinvented it into a modern form, one that suitable for adults and working professionals too.

The Spirit of the Randoseru Backpack

Children carrying Randoseru Backpacks

This tradtional Japanese school bag serves as a medium to bridge equality among people of all backgrounds.

Having a Randoseru backpack is more than just to carry stuff around. The history of this Japanese school bag begins around 100 years ago when Japan was deeply lacking in resources at that time.
It was hence essential that people take good care of their belongings for them to last as long as possible. A well constructed and durable bag forms the basis of it.
That spirit carries on today in the Randoseru backpack. It is commonly agreed that the Randoseru Japanese school bag develops children’s ability to care for their possessions in their early ages.
High functionality isn’t the only reason why the Randoseru backpack became popular and japan. The Randoseru backpack also serves as a medium to bridge equality among people of all backgrounds.
The hope was to lessen the gap between the rich and poor with a common and inconspicuous backpack. Japanese school bags of the past are usually only available in basic colours of red and black.
The idea is that when everyone within the same educational setting carries the same school bag, it initiates the elimination of young children comparing material possessions with their peers. This allow them to put more attention on developing positive values and ethics.

How We Reinvent the Randoseru Backpack

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Our carefully redesigned Randoseru backpack allows adults and children of all gender and ages to be able to carry it with exceptional comfort and practicality

While the traditional Randoseru is is thick and short. It offers plenty of practicality for young school children, due to their shorter torsos and the need to put in bigger items such as a lunch box.
These Randoseru backpacks for children are however not suitable for adults, who requires carrying different items with a different lifestyle.
We therefore abstracted the key essence of practicality, functionality and durability of the Japanese school bag and translate it into a brand new modern form of the Randoseru backpack.
We acheived that by redesigning the proportions from scratch to create a slimmer and modern profile that fits all ages from teenages to adults.
The results is a Randoseru backpack that is exceptionally comfortable. The slimmer profile of the backpack also allows navigating big cities traffic with increased agility and ease, all while fitting a work size laptop.
With our revolutionary design, carrying this practical Japanese school bag is no longer limited to young children and students.
The backpack’s streamlined and modern aesthetics compliments all dress styles and occasions, from a formal workplace to casual meetups.
With zero comprise on their professional and formal attire, many adults have hence rediscovered the practicality and convenience of the hands-free carrying from a Randoseru backpack, allowing them to drop the incumbent briefcase or sling bag.

“With zero comprise on their professional and formal attire, many adults have hence rediscovered the practicality and convenience of the hands-free carrying from a Randoseru backpack”