A visit to Japan showcased the finest in the nation’s clean and elegant design aesthetic. Amidst enjoying the pristine scenery and cultural sites, I saw a group of Japanese school children walking along the road, all carrying the same type of backpack. A quick online search revealed that the Randoseru backpack is traditionally gifted from grandparents to their grandchildren when they begin school. 

Inspired by this tradition, I thought to myself: why shouldn’t these childhood memories be carried forward into adulthood? I decided to create a minimalistic and modern Randoseru backpack for all ages that uses contemporary colors and simple patterns, but is also reminiscent of Japanese culture and traditions.

  • OCTOBER 2021