Urawaza: Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks from Japan [NOOK Book]

Overview

Japan has a way of thinking that is just...different. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Tokyo-born journalist Lisa Katayama's collection of urawaza (a Japanese word for secret lifestyle tricks and techniques). Want to turbocharge your sled? Spray the bottom with nonstick cooking spray. Can't find someone to water your plants while you're away? Place the plant on a water-soaked diaper, so it slowly absorbs water over time. The subject of popular TV shows and numerous books in Japan, these unusually clever ...
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Urawaza: Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks from Japan

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Overview

Japan has a way of thinking that is just...different. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Tokyo-born journalist Lisa Katayama's collection of urawaza (a Japanese word for secret lifestyle tricks and techniques). Want to turbocharge your sled? Spray the bottom with nonstick cooking spray. Can't find someone to water your plants while you're away? Place the plant on a water-soaked diaper, so it slowly absorbs water over time. The subject of popular TV shows and numerous books in Japan, these unusually clever solutions to everyday problems have never before been published in English—until now! Urawaza collects more than 100 once-secret tricks, offering step-by-step directions and explanations.
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TOYKO ART BEAT
There is more to Urawaza, however, than these tricks exposed. The Tokyo-born and bred Katayama delves into the history of the craft and contributes anecdotes from her own experiences, meaning readers come out knowing that much more about life in the megalopolis. Her witty, down-to-earth style makes for a fun read while illustrator Joel Holland adds a comic book touch, and just a hint of irreverence.

"Armed with urawaza like these, you'll never need a store-bought fix again." ReadyMade magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452141046
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/6/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 250,837
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Lisa Katayama has written for Wired, Giant Robot, and Glamour, and is an editor at Planet magazine. She lives in San Francisco.

Joel Holland's illustrations have appeared in Holiday Hero as well as in Rolling Stone, Newsweek, and the New York Times. He lives in New York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

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    Wonderful book. Has great & easy ideas to fix every day prob

    Wonderful book. Has great & easy ideas to fix every day problems such as how to help with insomnia, how to run faster, how to make your own steam facial, and even how to make a blackened pot shiny again. At the bottom of each page/tip, it has scientific evidence on how and why it works.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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