Tag: Japanese lifestyle

We are chindogu!

There has been much interest in our chindogu post.  So we decided to take a crack at inventing our own chindogu (珍道具–remember, unusual tool). Doesn’t this seem…
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The Abacus, Unplugged

Someone asked for more info about how an abacus ticks. I’m on it.The thing about an abacus is that unlike many tools, it’s *always* unplugged! Wikipedia…
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What Is Chindogu?

Wikipedia calls chindogu (珍道具–literally, chin dogu, unusual tool)) the Japanese art of inventing ingenious everyday gadgets that, on the face of it, seem like an…
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Japan in the news

I just perused some of the newspapers to be found at http://www.kcpstudentlife.com/resources/publications/ about halfway down the page.  Lots of fun stories!  Here are some of…
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