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Nome padrão
Kenji Kawakami
Nome de batismo
川上 賢司
Data de nascimento
1946
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Japan
Locais de residência
Nara Prefecture, Japan
Ocupação
inventor
writer
Organizações
International Chindōgu Society

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booklover3258 | outras 3 resenhas | Jan 20, 2020 |
Recently rediscovered and reread this ridiculous, unforgettable book, which I must have first come across in eighth grade. Seems so out-of-date! Although I suppose the mid-90s hair and clothes stood out even then. But over a decade later, I would still wear the vertically-attached glasses — they'd forever solve the dilemma reading in bed — and I remain convinced that a number of these inventions would be (are?) completely marketable. I also love the image of the poor cat in duster slippers.



My enthusiasm began to waver by the second half of the book. For all the talk in the intro of chindogu being "without prejudice," a disheartening number of these inventions rely on tired tropes of housewives cooking and cleaning at home, while their husbands run off to play golf instead of helping around the house, thus disrupting "matrimonial harmony." Gag. I was especially horrified by the "training high heels," which "smooth the transition to adult female footwear" (i.e., spine-deforming high heels). Great.

Oh well. Read it for the undignified cat pictures, I guess? And the absurd suggestions for surviving the subway, which I'm now reminded of every time I take the train during rush hour.
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csoki637 | outras 3 resenhas | Nov 27, 2016 |
A suprise birthday gift that really delighted me. There is a charming naivete about these inventions, almost entireley but not completely useless. Some seem like things I would actually like to have. Thanks, Leslie!
 
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amyem58 | outras 3 resenhas | Jul 15, 2014 |
Very funny, quick read. There were actually a couple of items I found related to things we use today.
Three out of five.
 
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veranaz22 | outras 3 resenhas | Nov 17, 2010 |

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Obras
6
Membros
545
Popularidade
#45,748
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
9
ISBNs
9
Idiomas
3

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