101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions: The Art of Chindogu
101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions The Art of Chindogu Author:Kenji Kawakami 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 pro... more »blems 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.« less
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a hilarious book. I laughed out loud while reading it and then bought a couple of copies as presents for friends who were in the hospital. Had to warn the one who had had an operation not to open the book until her incision had begun to heal, though!
What will they come up with next? This is a great bathroom book or something to put on your coffee table. Fun for people of all ages, my 12 year old son enjoyed it as much as we did. Makes you laugh out load.