SaKuRandoseru – The Randoseru Inspired Body Bag

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A high quality, genuine leather made in Japan Sling Backpack that gives a new take on the classic randoseru bag famous in Japan!

Purestar Inc.

2021.3.22

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A high quality, genuine leather made in Japan Sling Backpack that gives a new take on the classic randoseru bag famous in Japan!

Purestar Inc.

2021.3.22

The Randoseru is a bag commonly used by elementary school age, and we have taken this design and made it fit for everyday use for adults as a stylish sling backpack.   


If you’ve seen any Japanese Anime or Manga, or even Japanese films or dramas, you might have seen kids wearing a large backpack, this is the randoseru.

It has in recent years become popular in the west, with celebrities such as Zooey Deschanel supporting one. 

The Randoseru has its roots reaching back to the Edo period when the Japanese military took on the same type of pack that the Netherlands used called the ransel. In 1885 during the Meiji Era, an elementary school that educated the nobility in Japan,  looking to eliminate discrimination between poorer and richer students in the school, banned the use of carts and rickshaws, making the children bring their own equipment and come to school on foot. In 1887, when the Crown Prince received a back pack that resembled the back packs used by the army at the time, the bag rose in popularity overnight. From there the design changed and the name also changed to randoseru.


The current design of the Randoseru is one that helps to both reduce the burden on the child's body as well as protecting them, giving a sturdy cushion in the event of a collision or if they fall over. It’s because of these reasons that the randoseru is held in such high regard by parents and has led to many having their children use these backpacks, especially for the first 6 years of their education in elementary school.

The randoseru is so ingrained in Japanese life that it has become a part of Japanese culture.

Japan is different to a lot of other countries when it comes to their school system. Japan starts the year in Spring in April. At the same time, we also see an amazing blooming season of Sakura, Cherry blossoms in English. We have taken this name and image to create our brand motif!

We felt that the randoseru bag can be made to look stylish even for adults, and so we have created the Randoseru Inspired Bag for Adults

When creating this Randoseru inspired sling backpack, we set out to make sure the quality is as high as possible. We did this by choosing to use genuine leather manufactured in Japan. By choosing this over synthetic leather, we are able to create an amazing bag.


The production of the SaKuRandoseru is done in Japan. Combining this with the Japanese-produced leather, we can say with pride this is a 100% MADE IN JAPAN product!


In a normal child’s randoseru, the frame of the bag is made of rubber resin and synthetic fibre to make it stronger.

In making this bag, we don’t use the same types of resins and fibres, however we have redesigned the support system of the bag, adding stainless steel L shape fittings.

Normally when making the bag, this would be hard to install, however we were able to change the design so that the fittings are hidden.

So please feel free to put any softer food or so on in one's bag and feel safe in the fact that the bag will not be crushed easily!


The main pocket is large enough to fit more than you would think at first! You can hold several books, A6 notepads, as well as stationary and wallets at once!

The front pocket makes use of a double zipper system, which means you can put your smaller items in and make it easier for you to access while being safe!

Inside the main pocket, there is a specific space to put your phone as well as hold two pens, making it even more secure when you are travelling!

The Strap used for carrying is 50mm wide, meaning that when you carry the SaKuRandoseru it is more stable and flat against your back. This is helped due to how the strap attaches to the bag.

Just like an original randoseru, the cushion on the bag is made so not to destroy the image of the bag, and to provide a proper cushioning support. The Sekan, a metal part found on normal randoseru that holds the shoulder straps has been recreated with a piece of leather!

On the side of the SaKuRandoseru is a clip that is also found on the side of normal randoseru.  With this one though, you can use it accessorize or attach your keys!

Taking inspiration from the original randoseru, the SaKuRandoseru also features a clasp to make sure the bag doesn't come undone! 

The bag also includes a handle for you to carry via hand if you need.

Choose your own way to carry!

The shoulder strap can be placed on either shoulder, letting you carry it the way that is most comfortable to you.

The front pocket has a cherry blossom (sakura in Japanese) embossed into it with the SaKuRandoseru name which makes our brand image.

Color: Black ・Brown・Dark Brown

Weight: 800g

Brand: SaKuRandoseru

Product Name: Randoseru Inspired Bag

Country of Origin: Japan

With the SaKuRandoseru brand, we want to bring it to the world as a new Japanese brand! We want to let the world know about amazing parts of Japanese Culture by incorporating them into amazing products. By creating these products and having the users feel happy when using them, we hope to expand knowledge of Japan.

The Randoseru is a part of Japanese culture that we can be proud of, that is a great part of Japanese culture. Creating a fitting homage to the randoseru and making it something that even adults can use and look stylish while wearing is a challenge that we feel we overcame when creating this brand!

The name SaKuRandoseru is a portmanteau of Sakura which is cherry blossom in Japanese and of course randoseru.

🔸April 2021 Crowdfunding Starts

🔸May 2021     Crowdfunding Ends

🔸June 2021 Surveys Sent out, Production Starts

🔸September- November 2021 Shipping Begins

In the case that we get an overabundance of backing for the project, due to speciality parts that are needed, the timeline might be delayed in regards to production and shipping.

As well as this, production is dependent on our factory and how the coronavirus is being handled in Japan. If things become worse in Japan, then things may be delayed.

We expect to be able to ship 3 months after the end of the crowdfunding project however, in the event of unexpected circumstances, this may increase. We expect to be able to ship at latest, November 2021.


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This Project is promoted by Japankuru Funding, Bringing Japanese Products to the West!

 

Risks and challenges

※During the crowdfunding campaign as well as the production period, the design or materials used may change. ※The bag is made from real genuine leather so there may be imperfections in the leather when it arrives. Also the colour may be slightly different to the colour in the pictures as they are the dyeing process is quite a delicate process. ※The shipping of the SaKuRandoseru may be delayed due to several factors. This may be due to the coronavirus affecting supplies of leather as well as how many items need to be produced. As well as this, the manufacturing factory that will make the bags are currently making PPE in response to the coronavirus, so if there is a necessity to create more the production may be delayed. ※If we are able to create a more efficient mass production process with the money with get as support, then the RRP sales price when launched to the public may be lowered.

 

Environmental commitments

Long-lasting design

The SaKuRandoseru use real leather which is stronger and more durable that other synthetic materials. As well as this, the bag is strengthened with stainless steel to help the bag keep from buckling in if squashed.

Sustainable Distribution

For national distribution the bags will be placed in various warehouses in connection to delivery companies, which makes it easier for when we need to send to the backers. By doing this, we can send in bulk instead of doing one by one, which hopefully cuts down on emissions. As well as this we can send to the person who wants the bag easier as well.

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Get your own SaKuRandoseru bag at 40% off the RRP when we launch in the future! Be ahead of the fashion curve! Choose three from any three colours (Black/Brown/Dark Brown)! ※Can be the same colour or different! INCLUDES: 3× SaKuRandoseru (Black/Brown/Dark Brown)

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Get your own SaKuRandoseru bag at 35% off the RRP when we launch in the future! Be ahead of the fashion curve! Choose one from any three colours (Black/Brown/Dark Brown)! INCLUDES: SaKuRandoseru (Black/Brown/Dark Brown)

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