The Japanese School Bag Debate

My wife and I have been debating whether or not to buy our son, Rikuto, a traditional Japanese school bag. He won’t need one for another six years, but there’s no harm in planning ahead, right? These bags are called randoseru, taken from the Dutch word for backpack (ransel), and are usually leather bags costing around $300. Mami’s reasons for buying Rikuto a Japanese school bag It’s tradition; All the other […]