Recently, the one of Japanese fashion items has paid a world’s attention.
The item we are talking about is Japanese elementary school bag named, “Randoseru; it’s a
backpack most commonly used in Japan by elementary schoolchildren.
In 2014, the American actor, Zooey Deschanel was wearing a Randoseru as part of her daily
fashion outfit. This Randoseru become the most famous fashion items worldwide since the
photo of Zooey with her “Randoseru” was taken by paparazzi.
In recent years, Randoseru has become popular among some celebrities and fashion
innovators for its function and unique Japanese style.
As we explained in the first place, this Randoseru is commonly used by Japanese
Until now, the typical colours of Randoseru its red as the traditional color for girls and black for
boys, but now days, they can choose their favorite colour regardless of gender.
"Randoseru" is not just a normal school bag. It lasts long since schoolchildren have to use the
same Randoseru for no matter how schoolchildren use Randoseru as a pillow for napping or
use it as a kids fighting tool kit.
The term “Randoseru” is a borrowed word from the Dutch "Ransel" meaning "backpack”. The
use of the "Randoseru" began in the Edo era. Along with a wave of western reforms in the
Japanese military, the Netherlands-style rucksack called "Ransel" was introduced as a new way
for the foot soldiers to carry their baggage.
Randoseru is not just a normal back pack, it is a firm-sided backpack made of stitched firm
leather or leather-like synthetic material as finished in high-end quality that only can produced
by Japanese craftsmanship.
However, Randoseru are for elementary school students and size is not suitable for use of
adults, but there’s suitable size for adults with its function and storage capacity unchanged.
Recently, a lot of tourists get some information from Anime and Manga about “Randoseru” then
purchase them at the airport or duty free stores for their souvenirs. May be this item is a must
item for creating their own Kawaii style.
Why don’t you try and find your favorite Randoseru as part of fashion items?
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