Banknotes Currently Issued

Series-E 10,000 yen note

Image:Series-E 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
Date of first issue Nov. 1, 2004

・Interesting Information

Did you know that there are two types of 10,000 yen banknote featuring Yukichi Fukuzawa?

Image:Series-E 10,000 yen note, and Series-D 10,000 yen note

There are two types of banknotes carrying the portrait of Yukichi Fukuzawa; one is the Series-E 10,000 yen note that is currently being issued, and the other is the Series-D 10,000 yen note that was issued in 1984 (Showa 59).
The Series-E 10,000 yen note (figure on the right) has a hologram on the front, and an image of a Chinese phoenix on the reverse side.
The Series-D 10,000 yen note (figure on the left) does not have a hologram on the front, and has two Japanese pheasants on the reverse side.
Both series of banknotes are acceptable currency at present.

Series-D10,000 yen note

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Series-E 5,000 yen note

Image:Series-E 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
Date of first issue Nov. 1, 2004

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Series-E 1,000 yen note

Image:Series-E 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
Date of first issue Nov. 1, 2004

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Series-D 2,000 yen note

Image:Series-D 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
Date of first issue Jul. 19, 2000

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