Bumper Book of Unuseless Japanese Inventions

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9780007192885: Bumper Book of Unuseless Japanese Inventions

Following the massive success of 101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions and 99 More Unuseless Japanese Inventions, here is the Bumper Book, with all the collected inventions between two covers! Chindogu – the art of the unuseless – will amaze, confuse and entertain you, and could change your life forever.

Unuseless Japanese Inventions bring the Japanese cult of Chindogu to a grateful world. Designed to solve the niggling problems of modern life, these bizarre and logic-defying gadgets and gizmos have a tendency to fail completely – but also heroically, magnificently and hilariously.

There can never be enough gadgets to help ease our lives. Now, the Bumper Book of Unuseless Japanese Inventions brings brilliant and bizarre solutions to you, which are tried out and photographed on each page, in full colour throughout. With these logic-defying Chindogu, life will never be the same again.

Discover the Delicious Nonsensicality Of …


The umbrella-tie
Keeps you dry and fashionable

Lipstick tracing mask
Kiss goodbye to smudged edges

Utensil gloves
Ten good reasons to wear them

The umbrella hat
You’ll never lose your umbrella again!

The book that will change your life forever!.

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Welcome to the fantastic world of Chindogu. Inside you will find 200 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.

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