The classic Japanese school backpack hits the street with unusual materials and cutting-edge designs.
Stylish satchel looks like a book of spells and is specifically sized to hold manga.
The iconic show and manga lives on through these beautiful collaborations.
Bring the crazy spirit of Harajuku fashion culture to your wardrobe by adding a giant slice of raw fish to your outfit.
Finally, a place to store all of those nuts.
You don’t have to be a marine biologist to fall in love with these unusual specimens.
Chic canvas carriers let you cut a playfully stylish figure.
Such fashion. So bag. Much buy.
This year, the ajisai hydrangeas that bloom in June can blossom on your summer kimono along with some playful white cats.
This unusual teapot-shaped bag is creating quite a stir in Japan.
Start the school year right: by packing your pencils and books into the comfort of a sports car backpack.
The limited-edition collaboration for 2016 includes bags, coin cases, pendants, bracelets, earrings, brooches and hair barrettes featuring transformation items and popular motifs from the series.
It turns out neko means more than just “cat” in Japanese.
Eye-catching purses are handmade and feature antique gold.
Can’t ever seem to find your keys or smartphone? Then maybe it’s time to let the cat into the bag.
Now humans can feel what it’s like to walk in doll shoes.
Designing your own ita bag is a growing trend amongst anime fans and now the painfully geeky accessory can be classified into six specific categories.
With so many cute character designs and accessories out there, it can be hard for new Japanese artists to come up with something that is sure to make a splash. But perhaps one label has come up with a purr-fect way to get noticed, by incorporating a common sight any cat lover is sure to be familiar with as the focus of their latest fashion-forward accessory. No, not the sight of your cat hawking up a hairball on your favorite sweater, but one of a certain area you’ve probably been flashed more than once by your neighborhood tomcat or your very own feline friend.
Maybe Zooey Deschanel was on to something after all. Last year, pictures surfaced of the Hollywood actress wearing a randoseru, the type of Japanese backpack that for decades has been exclusively used by elementary school kids.
This had many in Japan chuckling, but when you think about it logically, the randoseru is a sturdy, practical, and elegant design. What’s more, ones that are made to quality standards can last for years, so this Japanese company has decided to release a line of randoseru for adults, which it says are sophisticated enough for formal business situations.
You’ve probably heard of itasha before, otaku-owned cars that are so laden with designs of anime girls that they are almost painful to look at. Whether you’re a fan or a hater, you have to admit the owners of itasha are extremely dedicated to their passion. There’s only problem: you can’t flaunt your passion when you’re not in your car.
Thankfully there’s a solution! Ita-bags—bags that are so weighed down with anime girl pictures and merchandise that they may cause sudden pain in the beholder. And ita-bags are not a niche interest either; they everywhere. There was even an ita-bag contest held in Tokyo recently, and you have to see the winning bag to believe it.