It was in the era of the Kamakura (Kamakura period - the name of the
period in Japanese history, the end of XII - XIV in the middle). One
official crossed the river one night Nameri, and his servant
accidentally dropped into the water ten mon (Mon - small coin, a
Official immediately ordered to hire people, to light the
torches and find all the money. Some people, looking at it from, said:
- Grief of ten monk, he is buying torches, hires people. After all, it would cost much more expensive than ten mon.
Hearing these words, the official said:
- Yes, some people think so. Many greedy for the sake of
economy. But the money spent does not disappear: they continue to walk
on the light. Another thing ten mon, who drowned in a river: if we do
not pick them now, they will be forever lost to the world.
That is what is called the true savings!