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This mailbox in Japan lies 10-feet underwater but still receives 1,500 mails each year
Susami, a small fishing town in Japan's Wakayama Prefecture has a unique mailbox which has been featuring in the Guinness Book of World Records since 2002. It is Japan's deepest underwater mailbox which lies at 10 metres depth in Susami Bay.

The mailbox was set up in 1999 to promote Japan's ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage. 70-year old Toshihiko Matsumoto, the then post master of the town was the first person to come up with this unique idea.

The mailbox receive anywhere between 1,000 to 1,500 mails each year. The mails are retrieved by employees of the Yamatani Dive Shop, who dive and collect. Interestingly, the shop also sells water-resistant postcards and oil-based markers for those who like their mail inundated.

The only problem is that sea water takes its toll on these cast-iron mailboxes and need to be replaced once every two-years.

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