About Ikuta & Co.

Welcome to Ikuta & Co. We are craftspeople with a more than 60-year history of handmaking top-quality bags.
Currently we specialize solely in the randsel, which we create and sell at our workshop and storefront in Ikuno Ward, Osaka.
We handle every stage of production of genuine leather randsel, from cutting the material to putting on the finishing touches.
With origins in the Netherlands (from which its name derives), the randsel is a backpack used by Japanese schoolchildren, made so durably that it lasts through all six years of elementary school.
Today, in addition to being ruggedly built, randsel are available in a range of stylish colors and designs, with a focus on safety features as well.
Recently they have also become popular fashion accessories among Hollywood actresses and other celebrities outside Japan...
perhaps this is what led you to our website!

Our Craftmanship

At Ikuta & Co., we make each genuine leather randsel lovingly by hand, with the fine craftsmanship associated with the phrase "Made in Japan".
In general, randsel are made from either imitation leather or real leather, and while some factories mass-produce them using streamlined, efficient methods, workshops like ours still craft them by hand. The randsel we offer are at the high end of the price spectrum, but we are confident that their actual value exceeds their price tag because of their genuine leather material, handcrafting, and in-house production from start to finish.
We also offer the opportunity to watch our artisans at work in the workshop, free of charge.

Randsel: Sturdy & Easy to Care For

Do you feel that caring for genuine leather bags is a lot of work? As for randsel, they were originally developed for schoolchildren, meaning they are both sturdy and easy to care for. While leather in its natural state is prone to water damage, randsel are given a water-resistant coating, and even if they get wet or soiled, it wipes right off! Our randsel are built ultra-rugged, given a strengthening treatment so they won't lose their shape, and are perfectly suitable for transporting tablets, laptops, and so forth.

Shop Info

Address6-2-16 Tajima, Ikuno-ku, Osaka, Japan 544-0011
TEL: (+81)6-6757-6723
FAX: (+81)6-6757-6760
Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PMClosed: Wednesdays (may vary during the off season),year-end/New Year's holidays
Store closed: Wednesdays
Workshop closed: 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month, Sundays, and public holidays

A Walk Around Osaka

2.Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN 1.Universal Studios Japan 3.Osaka Castle 10.Shinsekai・Tsūtenkaku (kushi-katsu) 7.Kuromon Market 4.Hanging Garden 6.Amerika-Mura 5.Dōtonbori 12.Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine 8.Tennōji Park・Tennōji Zoo 11.Abeno Harukas 9.Shitennō-ji Temple