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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Books by Kenji Kawakami. Return tue Book Page. Also of note was the This book amused me mildly. Also of note was the ancestor of today’s ubiquitous selfie stick.

Klutz The Book of Inventions. Read reviews that mention inventions japanese funny japan featured laugh. We had quite the laugh. Good book, and something which you will look back on again and again. From the Back Cover Welcome to the fantastic world of Chindogu.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Dust slippers for cats “for feline assistance with tedious housework”, Fish Face Cover “helps get the fish cut with minimum emotional trama” or The Sweethearts Training Arm “a PDA confidence developer” It’s a mannequins arm that your sweetheart can hold on to so you don’t have to worry if your hands are sweaty The pictures are aet.

The author, Kenji Kawakami is well-known in Japan for his creation and tireless promotion of “chingdogu” — the art of the “unuseless idea. Write a customer review.


From the Unuseleas Body Suit, in which one can bathe without having to dry knventions, to the Backscratching tee shirt with grid, The book contains some funny inven On first glance one might think this book is a just silly anthology created mostly for the purpose of selling it and profiting from it.

Unuseless Japanese Inventions: The Art of Chindogu.

The book contains some funny inventions and would be a good read for anyone interested chidngu creativity and ingenuity. Jul 30, Lafcadio rated it it was ok Recommended to Lafcadio by: I really care more about the concept than the individual examples, anyway.

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These thought-provoking inventions have taken Japan by storm. 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Refresh and try again. Unuseles I have to say is It is a great way to spend in a pointless way. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Read it for the undignified cat pictures, I guess?

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Kawakami, founder of the International Chindogu Society, outlines the basic ten tenets of chindogu; among them: Lists with This Book. I’m temped to make a few umbrella tripod! Jan 03, Mara rated it really liked it. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? This book is not yet featured on Listopia. No trivia or quizzes yet. Aaron rated it liked it Aug 18, For example, the hat on the cover made of toilet paperwhile almost impossibly ridiculous, might actually be very useful during one japaneee those colds where you have to get a Kleenex every 30 seconds.