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10,000 yen note

10,000 yen note

  • front side
    A portrait of Yukichi Fukuzawa, a Meiji era philosopher and founder of Keio University.

  • reverse side
    A drawing of the hoo (Chinese phoenix) in the Hall of the Phoenix, Byodoin temple.

  • size
    76mm height × 160mm width

5,000 yen note

5,000 yen note

  • front side
    A portrait of Ichiyo Higuchi, a Meiji era writer and poet.

  • reverse side
    "Kakitsubata Flowers", from a folding screen by Korin Ogata.

  • size
    76mm height × 156mm width

1,000 yen note

1,000 yen note

  • front side
    A portrait of Hideyo Noguchi, a bacteriologist who devoted himself to yellow fever research.

  • reverse side
    A drawing of Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms.

  • size
    76mm height × 150mm width

2,000 yen note

2,000 yen note

  • front side
    A drawing in the pattern of Shurei Gate, the second gate of Shuri Castle in Okinawa.

  • reverse side
    A design in which explanatory text superimposes an image of “The Bell Cricket”, from Chapter 38 of The Tale of Genji Scroll, and a portrait of the tale’s author, Murasaki Shikibu.

  • size
    76mm height × 154mm width

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