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99 more unuseless Japanese inventions

the art of Chindogu

by Kenji Kawakami

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Published by W.W. Norton & Co. in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Inventions

  • Edition Notes

    Translated from the Japanese.

    Other titlesArt of chindogu, Ninety-nine more unuseless Japanese inventions.
    Statementoriginal photography, concept and source material by Kenji Kawakami ; original and translated text by Dan Papia
    ContributionsPapia, Dan
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTJ27.J3 K394x 1998
    The Physical Object
    Pagination159 p. ;
    Number of Pages159
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24961446M
    ISBN 100393317439
    ISBN 109780393317435
    OCLC/WorldCa37991156

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Kawakami and Papia collaborated on the English language book Unuseless Japanese Inventions: The Art of Chindōgu in Most classic chindogu products are collected in the book.

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— 99 more unuseless Japanese inventions, Author: Kenji Kawakami, Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co., New York, Nicholas Kurtz's Class Project.Together, Kawakami and Papia founded the International Chindōgu society, and collaborated on a book titled Unuseless Japanese Inventions: The Art of Chindōgu inclosely followed by a companion title, 99 More Unuseless Japanese Inventions: The Art of Chindōgu in