Japanese school supplies are as unique as the school system itself. I must say that one of the strengths of a Japanese education is the focus on practical things that you use in everyday life, not just all the concepts that educators want you to know. You can see this very clearly in the sheer amount of supplies parents need to buy.
As a parent you get a list of things that are needed for each school year and usually a QR code for a webpage where you can buy the supplies. There are inexpensive offerings as well as cuter (and often more expensive) options. Parents are given a decent stipend from the government in order to help with these purchases, as to not be a burden for poorer families. Still, as you can see, the Japanese school system is quite the system! What do you think? How does it compare the schools you know?