Japan's hottest new souvenir: Schoolbags

By Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNNUpdated 26th November 2014
The traditional satchel (randoseru in Japanese) is a mandatory item for first year elementary school kids. The students and their schoolbags are purified at a ceremony at a Shinto shrine to pray for safety.
Randoseru has been a uniform for Japanese school children for decades.
Randoseru has been a uniform for Japanese school children for decades.
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