Japanese School Children with Backpacks
Are you British?... sounds like a Brit in their first and dominant nature of Taking the P mode.
When a person travals in Foreign countries, I find their vision becomes one dimensional. They are overwhelmed because their is too much to view and understand in one quick view, so it would be easy to just be entertained by the children and not see.
I believe you are trying to be smart or do that ugly British habit of Taking the P.
However, this backpack is innovative, it tells me about Japanese culture.
1. Box to protect the book.
2. Plastic Flap to protect the books from rain.
3. A belt buckle adjustment for the shoulder strap.
4. They did not make the new trolley bag that is sold to children, which I suspects breaks almost immediately. This bag is rough and tough and is staying with the goal of a childrens schoolbag to protect the books from both the weather and the children being children.
This is not a traveler bag, therefore applying the rules of a traveler bag with pockets or locks doees not apply, which I am sure you know already.
However, I do hope you can appreciate this bag that does accomplish the goal of a childs school bag. I am impressed by the Japanese culture.
Hi Mr. Andy,
Yep..looks like the same old Japan.
I noticed the peace sign is still among them. Have you been swarmed yet on a train or bus or street corner? I mean while standing there minding your own business, do 10 or 15 uniformed little crumbkickers huddle around you? Tends to make you feel like a celebrity with a bunch of little smiling faces looking up at you. I always felt a little guilty for not saying some thing wise or brilliant other than HI baby girl or HI sport model.
The thing is, they genuinely seem so glad to see you. Then poof, the two fingers...hehe.
Take care farmboy
I'm not British and I meant no offense. I quite enjoy your observations on backpacks and your design efforts.
It just seemed that the simplicity of the design did everything that the school children need and it did quite a few things that would be needed in a traveler's pack. I think it was the National Geographic pack that you mentioned last that seemed to fail your criteria last, I thought the parallels were interesting.
At any rate I genuinely think the backpacks pictured are snazzy in the simplicity of their design and I have to respect that.