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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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.

For all the japnese in the intro of chindogu being “without prejudice,” a invenions 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. The author, Kenji Kawakami is well-known in Japan for his creation and tireless promotion of “chingdogu” — the art of the “unuseless idea.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Sean rated it it was amazing Mar 06, Lori Claxton rated it liked it Sep 06, Read it for the undignified cat pictures, I guess? Synopsis A collection of the best of Kawakami’s bizarre inventions: Bsmith rated it really liked it Mar 06, I also love the image of the poor cat in duster slippers.


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Unuseless Japanese Inventions: The Art of Chindogu.

Kawakami, founder of the International Chindogu Society, invention the basic ten tenets of chindogu; among them: Want to Read saving…. The Joys of Engrish.

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The thing that i always remember about this book is about innovative in a very very less way.

Please try again later. The inventions presented here are so incredibly useless they are hilarious. Published November 1st by W. Return to Book Page.

99 More Unuseless Japanese Inventions: The Art of Chindogu

I was especially horrified by the “training high heels,” which “smooth the transition to adult female footwear” i.


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Petra Eggs rated it really liked it Jun 16, Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Lillian rated it liked it Jan 21, Following the massive success of Unuseless Japanese Inventions, 99 more specimens of the art of Chindogu to amaze, confuse, and entertain. Never-the less, this is original, innovative, certainly clever, enjoyable, smirk provoking, and will get you beginning to wonder about the Japanese, and leave you with many interesting thoughts.

But over a decade later, I would still o the chlndgu glasses — they’d forever jappanese the dilemma reading in bed — and I remain convinced that a number of these inventions would be are? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A collection of the author’s most imaginative Chindohgu, otherwise known as unuseless ideas, includes the bath body suit and the walk ‘n’ wash ankle-attachable laundry tank.