There remains a comparatively high level of trust and respect for other people's property in Japan. You can leave your laptop on a table in a coffee shop to go and order another coffee, and it will still be there when you return. There are many stories of people losing wallets and having them returned intact...
When you find something small on the roadside, be it a glove or a teddy bear or something small and personal that might have fallen out of a bag, custom has it you pick it up and leave it in a prominent place nearby. With luck, the owner will pass by again and see it and pick it up.
Or so goes neighbourhood legend.
This morning at the bus stop, I found someone's dog charm on the ground and I put it up a bit higher on a post...
It was still there this evening...
|Lost pup still lost|
I wonder if it will be there tomorrow morning.
[Camera : iPhone8, 9.47am, 9.32pm (almost 12 hours later); 26 June 2018]