Major Japanese department stores, retailers and supermarkets record huge sales from "fukubukuro" (lucky bags) during the Jan 1-3 New Year holiday period. The bags, which can cost anywhere from 5,000 yen to 20,000 yen and even millions of yen in some cases, usually contain contents that are double the value the bag is sold for.
This year, Sogo-Seibu department store in Otemachi, Tokyo, has surpassed itself. For the first three days of the year, it accepted applications for four lucky bags that contain a one-week visit to Brazil during the soccer World Cup. The asking price is 2.014 million yen, Sports Nippon reported.
Store officials said they received 30 applications. Included in the "Experience your dream's lucky-bag," are a business class flight ticket from Japan to Brazil, hotel accommodation, box-seat tickets to Japan's first two games, complete with food and beverages.
The winners will be notified next week, store officials said.© Japan Today