Anonymous donor gives ¥10 million in gold ingots to Miyagi fish market


Two gold ingots worth a total of around ¥10 million have been sent to a fish market in the disaster-hit city of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, by an unnamed donor, market officials said Thursday.

The ingots — 11 cm long, 5 cm wide and 8 mm thick — were sent in a box marked “relief supplies” from the city of Nagano via a parcel service and reached the market’s president, Kunio Suno, 69, on Feb. 8. The invoice had the name of a nonexistent support group for the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami and no address. The ingots were appraised as 24 carats each by a specialty store.

They will be cashed in and used for reconstruction of the market, which is currently operating in a tent.

“We’re really grateful, and our reconstruction efforts will be definitely accelerated,” Suno said. “I hope the sender will contact us so we can convey our gratitude.”

  • StevenStreets

    Good as Gold. There never were Great Depressions and Great Recessions so long as USA abided by it’s Constitutional mandate in Article One sections 8 and 10 to make nothing other than Gold and Silver coinage the only legal tender in payment of debts.

    You do not measure the value of Gold in paper money. Paper money value depreciations are measured by Gold and Silver, not by other reprobate Paper Monies.