In Japanese cartoons, you can often see little girls carrying such red school bags, which look very cute with girls. Why does such a backpack always appear in the animation, in fact, this red school bag has a lot of origin.
This small red backpack is called “ランドセル” instead of “かばん” as it is commonly called. In the Edo period, when the shogunate began to introduce Western military systems, backpacks (“ransel” or “ranusel”) brought from the Netherlands were used as equipment to store soldiers’ personal belongings, so it was a loanword called “randoseru” (Dutch), which means ランドセル.
As early as 1885, this backpack began to be introduced to Japan, initially as a backpack for some model school students, and it was not until around 1955 that this backpack became popular throughout Japan as a school bag for elementary school students, because it was durable and beautiful in appearance, and Japanese people loved it.
This kind of schoolbag is often completed through hundreds of processes through pure handmade craftsmanship, so there will be a fine texture, the surface is mostly artificial leather, some will use cow leather or horse ge, the surface will be polished, it looks like an ornament.
It is said that this backpack became popular in Japan, and it was in 1982 that the Japanese star singer Jun Togawa carried its image and then became popular. It almost became a fashion at the time.
This kind of schoolbag is excellent workmanship and very strong, it is said that there will be no problem if it is used for more than 5 years, I remember when I was still Shota, I didn’t care much about things, and the backpack that my parents bought was “rotten” and tattered in one semester. Perhaps carrying such a sturdy schoolbag can withstand the “toss” of bear children.
This kind of school bag is also divided into grades, the price is cheap about 10,000 yen can be bought, but the price can be as high as 50,000 yen, which is equivalent to thousands of pieces to buy a backpack, I think this price, in China, parents will not accept, it is simply a luxury category, of course, for the Japanese, it is not cheap.
In more than one anime, you can see that knowing that this backpack is more expensive, so girls cherish and cherish this kind of bag very much, once adults are willing to buy them this backpack, they will be very happy, I have seen this bridge at least twice in the daily work.
This backpack is carefully designed so that even if it is placed in heavy objects, it is not easy to deform, and it can maintain the center of gravity, which is relatively comfortable to carry.
Some high-end small red envelopes are also equipped with alarm devices, when the child encounters a drug person, as long as you press it, you can sound a warning sound to protect the child’s safety.
But relatively, there are not many books that can be packed inside, which is more suitable for Japan’s national conditions, and some domestic parents are worried about buying this kind of small schoolbag for their children to hold books, I think it is not out of nowhere, at least in terms of the domestic situation, maybe not too suitable for domestic children.
I envy Japanese children for having such beautiful and beautiful educational resources, but when I was a child, I saw my classmates carrying this bag, and it really smelled of “rich children”. Perhaps from that time, the feeling of inferiority jumped and I was destined to become an otaku.