YO! Sushi has invented a new gadget to prevent messy spillages.

YO! Sushi invent spillage-preventing gadget

YO! Sushi invent spillage-preventing gadget

The Japanese sushi and street food favourite is bringing the art of Chindogu, ''useless inventions'', to the UK to offer a helping hand with common dining issues.

Chindogu is the brainchild of 72-year-old Japanese inventor Kenji Kawakami, and are gadgets to solve everyday issues that aren't usually thought to be worth solving.

Home of the quirky and forward-thinking, Japan has created many gadgets over the centuries.

Those who have made the Chindogu Hall of Fame include the 'Train Nap Cap', to keep commuters from slumping on someone's shoulder mid-sleep, and the 'Baby Mop', to ensure parents' floors are sparkling clean as their babies crawl along.

The now much-loved, bestseller selfie stick was even deemed a useless gadget back in 1995 after making it into the book, 101 Useless Japanese Inventions.

The YO! Chindogu menu pairs each gadget with their perfect dish accompaniment to give diners a unique eating experience they never even realised they needed.

Now you can order YO!'s delicious Dumpling Miso Ramen noodles and see how the 'Noodle Splash Guard' stops your luscious locks getting dipped in broth.

Or it can be used to keep hot Spicy Seafood Udon from burning your lips, the 'Noodle Cooler' gadget will cool down noodles just before they reach your mouth with its electrical fan.

You can now test out the range of YO!'s other wacky gadgets when you order from the Chindogu menu.

To experience the Japanese art of Chindogu, head to YO!'s Kensington and Southbank restaurants, and YO! Newcastle Grainger St. from Monday March 19 to Sunday March 25, when you order off the Chindogu menu you'll be served up a unique Japanese gadget invented by YO!