Chindogu: The Refined Japanese Art Of Making Unuseless Inventions
Literally translated, Chindogu means unusual tool. They are everyday gadgets that are ideal for solving very specific problems. However, Chindogu have no utility at all. They would either cause new problems, be embarrassing to use, or just plain not be practical. They are often described as “unuseless” as they really do solve a problem but there’s something else that prevents them from being put into practical use.