The Big Bento Box of Unuseless Japanese Inventions: The Art of Chindogu Kenji Kawakami

The Big Bento Box of Unuseless Japanese Inventions: The Art of Chindogu

Author: Kenji Kawakami
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Book Title
The Big Bento Box of Unuseless Japanese Inventions: The Art of Chindogu
Author
Kenji Kawakami
ISBN
9780393326765
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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Kenji KawakamiPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyPublished: 04/17/2005ISBN: 9780393326765Pages: 303Weight: 1.13lbsSize: 6.84h x 5.16w x 0.83dReview Citations: Ingram Advance 04/01/2005 pg. 100 - Best Of The Best/Highly RecommendedDiscover 03/01/2006 pg. 73

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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Kenji Kawakami
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 04/17/2005
ISBN: 9780393326765
Pages: 303
Weight: 1.13lbs
Size: 6.84h x 5.16w x 0.83d

Review Citations: Ingram Advance 04/01/2005 pg. 100 - Best Of The Best/Highly Recommended
Discover 03/01/2006 pg. 73

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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Kenji Kawakami
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 04/17/2005
ISBN: 9780393326765
Pages: 303
Weight: 1.13lbs
Size: 6.84h x 5.16w x 0.83d

Review Citations: Ingram Advance 04/01/2005 pg. 100 - Best Of The Best/Highly Recommended
Discover 03/01/2006 pg. 73