Ten million yen, or about $130,000, was found in a public toilet outside Tokyo with a note directing that it be used to aid victims of the Japan earthquake that occurred last March, according to the BBC and Agence France-Presse.
The anonymous donor left the neatly wrapped bills in a plastic shopping bag in a handicapped restroom in the City Hall in Sakado, a Tokyo suburb. The accompanying note read, “I am all alone and have no use for the money.”
City Hall officials announced the find on Thursday, one week after the money was discovered. They said the money would be given to the Japanese Red Cross if not reclaimed within three months.
The gift echoed a 2007 incident in which 400 blank envelopes each containing 10,000 yen notes were left in lavatories in local government buildings around Japan.