20 Ingenious Inventions That You’ll Only Find In Japan

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Image: Instagram/monikakuelsheimer

Umbrella lockers

Umbrellas are fantastic for keeping you dry outside, but bringing a soaking umbrella indoors never ends well. Umbrella lockers are hence the perfect solution: giving you somewhere to dry your umbrella without the risk of having it stolen. Why these aren’t commonplace everywhere, we’ll never know.

Image: imgur/ShadowBun
Image: imgur/ShadowBun

Dinosaur receptionists

Automation has never been so fun. After all, who wouldn’t want to be greeted at their hotel reception by a robot dinosaur? Indeed, it turns out artificial intelligence isn’t all gleaming white androids. In the real world, it’s far more exciting – and far more Jurassic Park than I, Robot.

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Image: Instagram/tomomienno

House surnames

Getting house numbers mixed up is pretty easy – indeed, we’ve all probably received someone else’s mail by accident at some point. Some homes in Japan simply have family surnames instead of door numbers, though, hence eliminating that problem entirely and ensuring that you’ll only ever receive your own mail.

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