Urawaza: Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks from Japan -- Make Magazine meets Hints From Heloise by way of postwar Japan

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2 Responses to “Urawaza: Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks from Japan -- Make Magazine meets Hints From Heloise by way of postwar Japan”

  1. Jorgebob says:

    The term urawaza is far, far older than gaming. It may be the latest use of it but It has been used in just about any endeavor in Japan from sports to cooking, whatever. It’s just a hidden and unexpected technique to gain “the upper hand”, if you will.

  2. jennfrank says:

    Looks like a must-read. So urawaza translates almost directly into ‘lifehack’? Heh.

    I love how, especially with kitchen and cleaning and beauty ‘hacks’, there’s always this weird underpinning of urban legend and oral history. There are just certain gnostic truths passed down as old wives’ tales (wipe with newspaper for a streak-free window; chicken soup is mysteriously curative).

    It is so bizarrely fulfilling to collect helpful tricks, and also, handy gizmos. There is no feeling so giddy as discovering something Really Useful. Why is that? Where does that come from?

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