101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions

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9780006386728: 101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions

A collection of the best of Kawakami's bizarre inventions: the portable crossing - cross the street safely when and where you want; the bath body suit - take a warming bath without getting wet; and walk 'n' wash ankle-attachable laundry tanks - do your washing while walking.

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Welcome to the fantastic world of Chindogu. Inside you will find 101 unuseless inventions – bizarre and brilliant gizmos and gadgets that have broken free from the chains of usefulness to enjoy the sublime liberation of the highly impractical.

Discover the irresistible pointlessness of…

• Dust Slippers for Cats – for feline assistance with tedious housework
• Walk 'n' Wash Ankle-attachable laundry tanks – Make washing day a stroll in the park
• The Hydrophobe's Bath Body Suit – For taking a bath without getting wet
• The Daddy Nurser – Lets Dad experience the joys of motherhood

…and you'll wonder how you ever lived without them!

About the Author:

Kenji Kawakami began his creative career writing scripts for animated TV series. After designing the Tokyo Bicycle Museum he became editor of a home shopping magazine where the concept of Chindogu was born. The author of four books of Chindogu and the founder of the 10,000-strong International Chindogu Society, he is famous throughout Japan.

Dan Papia is co-author with Kenji Kawakami of several Chindogu books, and has translated both ‘101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions’ and ‘99 More Unuseless Japanese Inventions’. As president of the International Chindogu Society he divides his time between Tokyo and Los Angeles.

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Kawakami, Kenji
Published by Harper Collins Publishers (1995)
ISBN 10: 0006386725 ISBN 13: 9780006386728
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Book Description Harper Collins Publishers, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006386725

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