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The Big Bento Box of Unuseless Japanese Inventions

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In Japan Kenji Kawakami is famous for his tireless promotion of Chindogu: the art of the unuseless idea. Meant to solve problems of modern life, these bizarre and logic-defying gadgets and gizmos are actually entirely impractical.

Addicts of the unuseless will love this 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.

Synopsis:

In Japan, Kawakami is famous for his tireless promotion of Chindogu: the art of the "unuseless" idea. Meant to solve problems of modern life, 200 of these bizarre and logic-defying gadgets and gizmos are featured in this humorous collection. Photos.

Synopsis:

From the land of the rising sun, strangely practical and utterly eccentric inventions for a life of ease--and hilarity.

About the Author

Kenji Kawakamiis the inventor of the concept of Chindogu and the founder of the 10,000-member International Chindogu Society.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393326765
Editor:
Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hugh
Translator:
Papia, Dan
Translator:
Papia, Dan
Editor:
Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hugh
Author:
Papia, Dan
Author:
Kawakami, Kenji
Author:
Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hugh
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
442 color photographs
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5.2 x 0.8 in 1.14 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In Japan, Kawakami is famous for his tireless promotion of Chindogu: the art of the "unuseless" idea. Meant to solve problems of modern life, 200 of these bizarre and logic-defying gadgets and gizmos are featured in this humorous collection. Photos.
"Synopsis" by , From the land of the rising sun, strangely practical and utterly eccentric inventions for a life of ease--and hilarity.
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