99 More Unuseless Japanese Inventions

99 More Unuseless Japanese Inventions

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by Kenji Kawakami, Dan Papia
     
 

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, the sequel to the enormously popular 101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions, features 99 more of his inventions:…  See more details below

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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, the sequel to the enormously popular 101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions, features 99 more of his inventions: inspired devices designed to solve all the nagging problems 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393317435
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.39(d)

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99 More Unuseless Japanese Inventions 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book has some of the neatest ideas I've ever seen. If you need a good laugh or you are into wierd things, this would be a great book for you to buy!