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11. 08. 2005

Maywa Denki


Welcome to the wonderfully absurd world of "nonsense machines." I've been a fan of Maywa Denki for a very long time. As an art unit initially created by two brothers under the family company name Maywa Denki is a playful fusion of art and commerce, with their three-tier "product" line of nonsense machines. Currently under the leadership of younger brother Nobumichi Tosa Maywa Denki also produces their Knockman Family toys (pictured above from sweatyfrog.com) as well as the clunky but oh-so-endearing Bitman. A trip to the Maywa Denki shop also offers more fashion, books, and instruments from the Naki series.

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wow great to see a post about maywa denki! i worked with them on a concert in paris two years ago and i highly recommend the subsequent concert dvd. nobumichi tosa and satoro wono (composer/accountant) are brilliant and incredibly creative artists/inventors.

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