I’ve posted already that I’m not really a cash person. To add to that, I hate change. On an average day, my wallet weighs about 5 lbs. In the US, we let change accumulate, put it in a machine and use that money for eating out. I have not found such a machine in Japan and money exchange places do not take change.
It is going to be a challenge in the next 4 weeks for me to use the mass amounts of change that have accumulated in my large pottery bowl.