National broadcaster NHK has tallied up the figures and believes around four hundred envelopes have been found -- the equivalent of 40-thousand dollars.We need someone kind and generous like him in Singapore. Then I will love going to public toilets here more often.
Various theories are springing up as to the motive for the random acts of financial kindness.
In nearly every case, the money was left in toilets on the ground floor of local or prefectural government offices.
And in each case, a note written in traditional Japanese calligraphy brush tells the recipient to take only one envelope, and use it for their personal development.
"Do only good deeds, the writer urges, and do not think of evil."
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Money does not grow on trees in Japan but it does flow in some Japanese toilets. Some rich dude has left traditional Japanese paper envelopes containing a hundred dollars, next to the handbasins in mens toilets all over the country. From Radio Australia:
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