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

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.


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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