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“These and dozens of other problem solvers are inventions that Kawakami calls chindogu, which means “unusual tools”.”
“I love Tom Geisler's art illustrations, which combine the life-improving spirit of chindogu with the obsessive precision of antique technical drawings (he's also a technical illustrator).”
“Spectacular images, smooth video, greetings from Seville chindogu 9 months ago”
“May 7th, 2006 at 12: 05 am those are actually pictures taken from a book called “chindogu” which is a complation of FAKE inventions.”
“Known as chindogu, it is the art of the weird, strange and unuseless idea.”
““Basically, chindogu is the same as the Industrial Revolution in Britain,” – Kenji Kawakami”
“Ignore their claim that chindogu literally means “distorted tools”.”
“In contrast, chindogu, as our previous report here notes, are tools with a purpose, but not meant to be used.”
“Another Kawakami term for chindogu is “unuseless inventions”, and I think several circuits in my brain have shut down permanently just by reading it.”
“And especially Katharine Dunn's "The Art of Unuselessness," about the Japanese art of chindogu.”
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