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Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

Saisen (money offered to the gods) = 20 yen ($0.20 €0.16)

When we visit a shrine, we donate changes to the shrine, dropping changes into a money collecting box. Today my son offered 20 yen ($0.20 €0.16) to a shrine.

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Black box between poles is the money collecting box.

There are thieves stealing this money called "Saisen dorobo (賽銭泥棒 saisen thief)". They are not afraid of God's punishment.  

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Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

In terms of the cost of living information, you can download the Excel price list of goods I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.