Randoseru; ever so fashionable
These block-looking Japanese satchels are called “Randoseru”s. There used to be only two colors of black (for the boys) and red (for the girls) up until the mid-80’s. But now, as you can clearly see in the picture, the elementary school students have a luxurious selection to choose their favorite. And now, the randoserus became a popular fashion item in the world!
You won’t be seeing these particular school satchels worn by grownups in Japan. Randoserus are especially made for elementary school students and for them only to put their academic tools such as books, notes, pencil cases, etc for the day.