Lost & Found
When you lost something, just trace back your steps; it will be there waiting for you
One good thing about Japan is, normally, people will not take something that isn’t theirs; and these photos are the evidences.
The yellow apron and the red-polkadot hair tie were probably accidentally dropped by the owner, or perhaps got flown away by the wind.
I guess, for most of the case, Japan is not a country of “finders, keepers” mentality.
Here, when you find something on the street that doesn’t belong to you, the normal reaction would be:
Just leave it as it is
Put it somewhere high and open, so it will be visible for the owner when they start looking for them
If it is valuable (like watch, wallet, etc), bring the item to the nearest Police Station
Please note that this is not always the case, but I like the statistic probability to find something I lost, here in Japan.
Just like my personal experience, about two weeks ago.
On my way to my wife’s campus for Friday praying, the wind was blowing really hard. I decided to put my cap into my jacket pocket.
Unlucky, I didn’t tuck it in deep enough; it was flown by the wind, but I only notice it after I reach the building. I was already late. I don’t have time to go back and look for it.
About 45 minutes later, I walk home tracing my path with a glimpse of hope to find my hat again.
And there it is, my old cap.
Someone was actually kind enough to put a stone on top of the hat, probably to prevent the hat blown further away.