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Currency in Use

Bank of Japan Notes Currently Issued


[front] Portrait: Yukichi Fukuzawa

[back] Design: Statue of Phoenix
in Byodoin Temple


10,000 yen (76 x 160mm)
Date of first issue: Nov. 1, 2004


[front] Portrait: Ichiyo Higuchi

[back] Design: "Kakitsubata-zu"
(painting of irises)
Work of Korin Ogata


5,000 yen (76 x 156mm)
Date of first issue: Nov. 1, 2004


[front] Design: Shurei-mon Gate

[back] Design: A scene from the Tale of
Genji and portrait of its author,
Murasaki Shikibu


2,000 yen (76 x 154mm)
Date of first issue: Jul. 19, 2000



[front] Portrait: Hideyo Noguchi

[back] Design: Mt.Fuji and cherry blossoms
1,000 yen (76 x 150mm)
Date of first issue: Nov. 1, 2004


Note : "" on banknotes means "specimen."

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