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In the anime, Hachikuji always carries a large backpack everywhere. What's in the bag? And why she always carrying it? Did she also carry it in the LN?

(I only watched until episode 5 in Monogatari Series: Second Season, so I don't know if there will be any explanation about this.)

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    In addition to looper's answer, it's probably somewhat representing a snails shell in physical appearance - and guess what animal she's associated with~ – Toshinou Kyouko Aug 20 '15 at 20:02
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Yes, she also has the backpack in the Light Novel. When she decided to visit her mom after a long time, she put memories in there to make her mother happy.

Here's a quote from the Mayoi Snail Arc in the LN (BakaTsuki translation):

She neatly bound her own hair and filled her favorite backpack full of old memories hoping to delight her mother with them.

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In the end she died with her backpack on, so she still carries it after her death.

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    Specifically these old memories were of her dad. – кяαzєя Dec 20 '13 at 7:25

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