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  • OK, so today we're going to show you a little bit of what goes in the school back packs,

  • That they have to take everyday for school and some things that they just occasionally have to take for school.

  • [Life in Japan Theme Song]

  • So first off, here's their backpacks.

  • They're very expensive, they get them when they get into 1st Grade.

  • The grandparents buy them, so we milked that one!

  • And they last from 1st grade through 6th grade. So you buy one bag for all six years.

  • The prices of these bags range from $200 to about $1,000.

  • That's why grandmas buy them!

  • Anyway, OK

  • So first graders always have to use this yellow thing.

  • So it's very obvious to everyone driving, bicycling that this is a first grader

  • So pay extra close attention because they might not quite know what they're doing.

  • This is just a cover. You can buy these covers anywhere.

  • This one's bought from a dollar store. You can buy expensive ones too, I'm sure.

  • But I don't.

  • It just helps protect it a little more.

  • And this cover is the rain cover that you can put on for when it rains.

  • You don't need to. You don't need to, but you can.

  • Then, also, on the outside of their bag,

  • Is this little emergency thing-a-ma-bob.

  • Can I do it? So if you are being followed, or you're being chased,

  • Can I do it? Or whatever, you can pull this emergency button.

  • OK, Anna's going to pull hers.

  • No! Get ready!

  • Push it in.

  • It's very loud. Mine is louder than that!

  • Can I do mine? Yours is louder than that?!

  • Oh my! OK, let's try...

  • OK stop! My ears are going... cucu!

  • And then...here on the side is where you put one of these.

  • Let me find Sarah's Oh wait, mine!

  • You put this little bag right here. What's that called?

  • "Nafukiniru"

  • What's it called? Nafukin Bukoro (Napkin Bag)

  • Nufukin Bukoro

  • It's their placemat.

  • So every kid takes theirs, they put it on their table and put their lunch on top of it.

  • This is "napkin" and this thing that you put it in is the "napkin bukoro"

  • Which means "bag" right? Yes, Napkin bag and Napkin.

  • So all the kids have these things hanging on the side.

  • Also every weekof course everything matchesyou have to take your sports clothes.

  • So they have shorts, and a regular shirt,

  • Do we have to wash it? I wash it every week!

  • And the red hat.

  • Red and white. It can be white too.

  • It can be white. It's reversible.

  • Wait, I'm going to do something... You can do red and white at the same time!

  • OK, well it's clean, so don't get it dirty!

  • And then also, they have their wabakis which is their indoor shoes.

  • So as soon as they get to school they take off their shoes — their normal, outdoor shoes

  • And all the kids wear these indoor shoes.

  • We just bought new ones, so they're at school already because school already started.

  • So these are all their old ones... We did "Cool not Cool" but with Wabakis...

  • What do you think Anna? Wabakis: cool or not cool?

  • Cool, because it's maybe only in Japan.

  • Oh, that's cool. Only in Japan.

  • Only in Japan, what about you, Sarah? Maybe, maybe.

  • Wabakis: cool, not cool?

  • I think it's kind of cool. OK

  • Cool. What about you, Becca?

  • Not cool. Ah! Not cool?!

  • Alright, we've got two votes for cool and one vote for not cool.

  • This is a... what's this bag called?

  • Um, that bag is called... It's huge.

  • What's it called Sarah? Ooki Bukuro (Big bag)

  • Nimotso Bag Nimotso Bag?

  • Tesage!

  • Anyway, whatever it's called, kids take this to school.

  • It stays at school and whenever they have to bring stuff home they bring it home in this.

  • This week Sarah is kyushoku toban, so she has to do lunch.

  • So then she has to take this special little hat

  • And wear it! Ah, kawaii (cute)!

  • And the school provides a white apron.

  • Then it's Monday through Friday, you're on for a week.

  • Then on Friday they bring it home. They bring home the white apron. Mommy has to wash it.

  • And iron it, and send it back on Monday.

  • And you gotta wear a pony tail, because if you don't, you can't put it in the [hat].

  • OK - then, inside their bags...

  • There's a couple compartments.

  • And right here, we usually put theirSarah doesn't have hers

  • It's thisthis is their schedule.

  • Then they put all their books in there.

  • This is Sarah's "sansu" — math.

  • KokugoJapanese.

  • Oh! They all have a renrakucho bukoroNo! This is a renrakucho

  • Should I show you the renrakucho bukoro?

  • Which, they have to write down everyday what their homework's going to be

  • This is a renrakucho bukoro which you put your renrakucho in. And all their homework in.

  • And right now of course we have the temperature thing

  • where you have to take your temperature everyday in the morning and night and say if you have a cough or sore throat.

  • Which, thankfully, my kids are healthy as a horse.

  • (Neighs like a horse) I am.

  • Also, one thing they always have to take is their fudebako.

  • Which holds their pencils. It's so cute I wish I had these when I was a kid.

  • They always have to take a red pencil because they do a lot of correcting of their own.

  • The teacher says "Correct your thing."

  • And then regular black pencilsbut normal pencils.

  • And this is the namae (name) pen, it's a permanent marker they all have to have.

  • And eraser.

  • And then they all have these things. It's their recorder.

  • No it's not. What is it?

  • Kenbamhaamonika

  • What is it?!

  • Ke-n-ba-m-ha-a-mo-ni-ka.

  • Kenbam harmonica

  • I can't say it!

  • (In Japanese) What are you going to do? Music

  • 2 Years Ago We're going to do some music now, wow!

  • So they all have that.

  • Now in 5th grade they got these!

  • Yeah! Sewing kit! Oh, awesome!

  • Everything they need for sewing.

  • Of course you have to put your name on everything.

  • E-V-E-R-Y "Every THING!" Not the needles, thankfully.

  • Thankfully these girls know how to sew already because grandma taught them how to sew.

  • Yeah! Thank you Grandma, thank you!

  • Oh, so talking about names, see?

  • Her kindergarten, when she graduated, gave her pencils with her name engraved

  • Otherwise Mommy has to write their name on it.

  • And then they have this which is their paint set.

  • Oh, I didn't know that! You haven't gotten this yet.

  • Oh my goodness. It's got all their paints and paint brushes.

  • Can I see?

  • So this is the thing that you put your brushes in.

  • You can go like this and close it.

  • Tons of paints. The pinboard that you mix everything in.

  • What is this?

  • That's where you put water in.

  • Oh, this!

  • Kaataa (Cutter)

  • These are like wood-carving, super, super, super sharp knives.

  • One time the teacher cut her hand with that!

  • I cut myself with that like 3 or 4 times.

  • These are the different shapes of the knives right there.

  • So the teacher was doing this, and then her friend said "can you hold this please?"

  • And she held it like this and automatically GAJING!

  • Then... That's the doorbell

  • Intermission

  • And then also at school they have a set for calligraphy

  • Where they do thesethey do calligraphy with long brushes.

  • Very beautiful.

  • And they also have... recorder.

  • Oh, they have a recorder, that everyone has a recorder.

  • Oh! And then they have this thing!

  • Tanken Baggu.

  • So this is a tanken baggu (exploration bag) and they carry when they go on excursions.

  • They can put their paper and pencils in here.

  • Then they sit down. If they're supposed to draw something, than they draw on this when they're out in nature

  • Or filling out things about excursions

  • Sarah's plant is her asagao (Morning Glory), right?

  • "Oh, everybody, let's go draw your asagao!"

  • You put it in there and draw it.

  • So that is just a little bit of what goes on inside the Randoseru.

  • Randoseru!

  • Let's make another silly song.

  • Only in Japan, Only in Japan, Randoseru!

  • Maybe only in Japan? Maybe only in Japan.

  • Maybe only in Japan, Randoseru. Maybe only in Japan, Randoseru.

  • Say "Yea!" OK I've got something now!

  • Yea!

  • "Life in Japan, only in Japan!"

OK, so today we're going to show you a little bit of what goes in the school back packs,

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Randoseru: Inside Our Japanese School Backpacks | Life in Japan Episode 71

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    Summer   posted on 2020/09/04
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