The Big Bento Box of Unuseless Japanese Inventions: The Art of Chindogu
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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Review: The Big Bento Box of Unuseless Japanese InventionsUser Review - dejah_thoris - Goodreads
Oh those crazy Japanese and their chindogu! I blasted through this one in a day because the descriptions are short and the pictures are downright HILARIOUS. All the inventions are real, and some ... Read full review
Review: The Big Bento Box of Unuseless Japanese InventionsUser Review - Rachel (Sfogs) - Goodreads
This book will have you laughing for hours! It kept my whole family entertained, as I read out all of the wacky inventions. :-D Read full review