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urawaza: secret tips & tricks from japan

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Do Everything Better!

Japan has a way of thinking that is just ...different. And nowhere is this more apparent than in Tokyo-born journalist Lisa Katayama's collection of urawaza (a Japanese word for secret lifestyle tricks and techniques).

Want to turbo charge your sled? Spray the bottom with nonstick cooking spray. Can't find someone to water your plants while you're away? Place the plant on a water-soaked diaper, so it slowly absorbs water over time. Broke a glass on the kitchen floor? Lightly press slices of bread on the floor to pick up the shards.

The subject of popular TV shows and numerous books in Japan, these unusually clever solutions to everyday problems have never before been published in English - until now! Urawaza collects more than 100 once-secret tricks, offering step-by-step directions and explanations in an eye-catching package that is as unconventional as its contents. Printed in China.

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Item ID
17820
Made from
100% recycled paper label stock, ink
Measurements
4.5" W x 7" H; 144 pp

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URAWAZA: SECRET TIPS & TRICKS FROM JAPAN
 
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3.0

Japan's Tricks and Tips

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Comments about URAWAZA: SECRET TIPS & TRICKS FROM JAPAN:

This was bought for my son who is totally into the Japanese culture and I thought he might find this interesting. He was very confused by it and wondered where the Japanese tips came from. It was basically a book of helpful hints. He chose to keep it though as a quirky table top book.

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    Comments about URAWAZA: SECRET TIPS & TRICKS FROM JAPAN:

    Great fun to read.

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    Comments about URAWAZA: SECRET TIPS & TRICKS FROM JAPAN:

    This product was a gift but i would want it for myself. has fun and useful tips for all kinds of things. Perfect gift for probably any girl, not sure if the men would enjoy it.

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    Secret to turning Japanesse

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      Comments about URAWAZA: SECRET TIPS & TRICKS FROM JAPAN:

      The ease neck & back pain was funnier than dirt. tape on the eyes to temples to ease streess. [...]

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            Comments about URAWAZA: SECRET TIPS & TRICKS FROM JAPAN:

            It's so much good and useful information, I think I'll buy one for myself! (This was a gift for our son)

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