The Big Bento Box Of Unuseless Japanese Inventions: The Art of Chindogu (Paperback)

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    In Japan, Kenji Kawakami is famous for his tireless promotion of Chindogu: the art of the unuseless idea. Kawakami has developed an entire philosophy around these bizarre and logic-defying gadgets and gizmos, which must work but are actually entirely impractical. Created in the spirit of anarchy, unuseless inventions are not allowed to be patented or sold. Fans of the unuseless will love this completely absorbing collection of 200 Chindogu, including the Drymobile (your laundry dries as you drive), the Solar-Powered Torch (never runs low on batteries), Duster Slippers for Cats (now the most boring job around the house becomes hours of fun...for your cat!), Walk 'n' Wash Ankle-Attachable Laundry Tanks (a perfect solution for the problems of inadequate exercise and hygiene), and many, many more... These hilarious inventions have taken Japan by storm. Every one of the 200 items in The Big Bento Box of Unuseless Japanese Inventions has actually been manufactured to the highest standards, fully tested by pioneering members of the Japanese public, and documented in their unuselessness with photographs.

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    ISBN 9780393326765
    Genre HUMOR / Form / Essays
    Format Paperback
    Pages 304
    Publisher Date 2005-04-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
    Copyright Year 2005
    Height 7.75 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.9 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Art of Chindogu
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Kawakami, Kenji
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75

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      This book was a gift. It got some big chuckles. If you like silly Japanese ideas this book is for you.

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