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Adults Can Get In On the Japanese School Bag Fun with Otona Randsel!

Whether in real life or in anime, randsels have become a noticeable item that caught the attention of many people within or outside of Japan. If you don’t have any idea what a randsel is, it’s the Japanese backpack that elementary school children in Japan wear when they go to school. Randoseru Popularity View this…

Q-Pot’s Newest Designs Are Making Japanese School Bags Sweeter!

Some of you may have noticed how intricate the Japanese are when it comes to arts and crafts. Each and every detail is made with delicate hands to bring out just the right touch of how the artisan wants the work to come out perfectly.   View this post on Instagram   【予約受付中】 Q-pot.らしいとってもSweetな ランドセル、大人気予約受付中♪…

Randoseru: Once a Requirement, Now a Fashionable School Bag

When Japanese children start going to elementary school, almost everything has to be uniform, including the backpacks! Randoseru are large, sturdy backpacks which are traditionally given to children upon beginning his or her first year in elementary school. Randoseru is a term that has been derived from the Dutch word “ransel,” simply meaning backpack. This…

Emoticons (Emoji) with a hidden Japanese background : part 3

Did you know, that many Japanese festivals are featured in emoticons? If you were wondering what some of the emoji on your phone might be, find out what their Japanese origins are here in this article! Hinamatsuri The doll’s festival is held on March 3rd. Japanese decorate a set of two princes and princesses like…