A handy box

A friend of mine just bought an Itazura Coin Bank, a completely useless box with a mechanical cat in it. I promised this friend I would write a piece about it. But the more I think about the Itazura Coin Bank the more I think it’s not as nonsensical as it seems.

It’s just as functional as any other piggy bank. Or silly, depends how you look at it. The purpose of a piggy bank is to put money in it instead of spending it. When kids get money they want to spend it. Just like when they get candy they want to eat it. A piggy bank should be nice and funny, it should be more fun to put a coin in it than to spend it. The Itazura Coin Bank looks useless but it is just a very good piggy bank. Sorry about that.