Items left on trains and buses are on sale at Hanshin department store in Osaka's Kita Ward until March 30.
The sale, which began on Wednesday, includes some 55,000 umbrellas among a total 155,000 items rounded up by the lost property departments of the various transportation companies. There are some unusual items such as glasses made of tortoise shell which are worth 1,150,000 yen, jigsaw puzzles and a Japanese archery set. The ipods sold out 10 minutes after the store opened.
Minoru Yumitani, 56, from Itami City, Hyogo Prefecture, bought 10 umbrellas. “I always forget my umbrella when I go out drinking, so I need a few more," he said.© News reports