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101 Un Useless Japanese Inventions: The Art of Chindogu

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Strangely practical and utterly eccentric inventions for a life of ease-and hilarity. In Japan, inventor and visionary Kenji Kawakami is famous for his creation and tireless promotion of chindogu-the art of "the unuseless idea." This book features the best of his inventions: inspired devices designed to solve all the nagging problems of domestic life, including ones you may not have realized you have. Enter the realm of the almost useful, where you will find Duster Slippers for Cats (for feline assistance with tedious housework), the Full Body Umbrella (for day-long all-over dryness), the Fish Face Cover (helps get the fish cut up with minimum emotional trauma), and the Temporary Ladies' Room Converter (stake your claim to the facilities). Every item has been fabricated to the highest standards, fully tested by pioneering members of the Japanese public, and tastefully photographed. It is only a matter of time before Americans succumb to their charm, logic, and utility.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393313697
Subtitle:
(the art of chindogu )
Author:
Kawakami, Kenji
Translator:
Papia, Dan
Editor:
Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hugh
Author:
Papia, Dan
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Wit and humor
Subject:
Inventions
Subject:
Inventions -- Japan -- Humor.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Series Volume:
95-16
Publication Date:
1995
Binding:
Paper Textbook
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
159 p.
Dimensions:
7.79x5.14x.38 in. .56 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Excess Culture » Objects
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Ethnic and Regional
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Business » General
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