Unuseless Japanese Inventions. CHINDOGU Established in the s, chindogu is the Japanese art of inventing ideas and the book “ Unuseless. Our guide explains the Japanese craze for useless inventions and the publication of Unuseless Inventions: The Art of Chindogu in There is a reason the Japanese have changed the world as we know it. This is extremely entertaining.

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Sep 07, Adribasuki rated it really liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Trivia About 99 More Unuseless I will now pass it on to a Japanofile friend.

Unuseless Japanese Inventions by Kenji Kawakami

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Well, now you can wash your clothes and get your daily exercise at the same time with “Walk ‘n’ Wash” ankle-attachable laundry tanks. Once word gets around, stand back”. Would be a great gift book, bathroom book, or reluctant reader hook.

101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions

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There were actually a couple of items I found related to things we use today. Be the first to ask a question about Unuseless Japanese Inventions. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Showing of 74 reviews.

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101 unuseless Japanese inventions : the art of chindogu

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They call it “Chindogu,” and there is an organization, the Chindogu Society, dedicated to it, which you can join for free if you can think of something to contribute. Customers who bought this item also bought. Good quality for second hand. There was a lot og junk ideas in this book! Cassandra rated it liked it May 10, Meant to solve the niggling problems of modern life, these bizarre and logic-defying gadgets and gizmos have a tendency to fail completely — but also heroically, magnificently, and hilariously.

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My descriptions will not do the book justice [you will need to see the pictures to appreciate what I am saying], but here are a few of my favourite unuseless inventions featured in the book: Account Options Sign in. Refresh and try again. Jan 29, Maximilian rated it it was amazing. For all the talk in the intro of chindogu being “without prejudice,” a disheartening number of these inventions rely on tired tropes of housewives cooking and cleaning at home, while their husbands run off to play golf instead of helping around the house, thus disrupting “matrimonial harmony.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. One notable tenet of the Society is that you cannot profit from it, which I thought was cool. Read reviews that mention inventions japanese funny japan featured laugh. But over a decade later, I would still wear the vertically-attached glasses — they’d forever solve the dilemma reading in bed — and I remain convinced that a number of these inventions would be are?


While these are fictitious items, they are just real enough to seem like they might actually be useful. Amazon Business Service for business customers. It’s about A6 size so doens’t take up masses of room on your bookshelf either. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. See all free Kindle reading apps. From the Back Cover Welcome to the fantastic world of Chindogu. Papia gave up a successful career as a financial journalist in to focus on more serious pursuits, and almost immediately created the so-called “eye paddle”–a ball painted to look like an eye attached to an optician’s chart paddle.

There are creative inventions you absolutely need, there are those you didn’t know you needed, and then there are chindogus Japanese art of inventing unusual gadgets.

Also of note was the ancestor of today’s ubiquitous selfie stick. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. So very very funny — and some are close enough to “unuseless” that you wish they were real. My favorite invention is when the toilet paper is on the head and you pull it down. Selected pages Title Page.

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