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Mysterious Japanese Bathroom “Money In Envelope” Man

If you go into the right bathroom in Japan, you will find an envelope with a note and a 10,000 yen ($81 US) note. So far, the “mystery lavatory man” has left such a gift in 425 bathrooms throughout government offices across Japan. The reason is unknown, although the notes provide a clue:

Enclosed is a gift of ¥10,000. Please use this for your ascetic training and devote yourself to good deeds, keeping a pure heart and not holding evil thoughts in your precious human heart.

Unfortunately for the mystery man, the money is not being spent that way. Authorities believe all of the money has been turned over to them. If the money isn’t claimed, it goes to the municipality where it was found.

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