5000 yen note

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5,000 Yen
Value5,000 Yen
Width156 mm
Height76 mm
Security featuresHologram, Intaglio printing, Latent image, Luminescent ink, Microprinting, Pearl ink, Tactile marks, Watermark, Watermark-Bar pattern, EURion constellation
Years of printing1957, 1984, 2004 (Black serial numbers), 2014 (Brown serial numbers)[1][2]
5000 Yenes (2004) (Anverso).jpg
Designportrait of Ichiyo Higuchi
5000 Yenes (2004) (Reverso).jpg
Design"Kakitsubata-zu" (painting of irises), Work of Korin Ogata

The front side of the note includes a portrait of Ichiyo Higuchi, a Meiji era writer and poet. The reverse side depicts Japanese irises (kakitsubata) from the Irises screen by Korin Ogata.[3]

Extensive anti-counterfeiting measures are present in the banknote. They include intaglio printing, holograms, microprinting, fluorescent ink, latent images, watermarks, and angle-sensitive ink.[4]


  1. ^ Image of the new 5,000 Yen note Japan Today. Retrieved on 2014-05-12.
  2. ^ Introduction of the 5,000 Yen Note with Improved Tactile Features for Enhanced Identifiability Bank of Japan (www.boj.or.jp). Retrieved on 2015-01-11.
  3. ^ National Printing Bureau. "Banknotes Currently Issued" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-07-23.
  4. ^ National Printing Bureau. "Anti-Counterfeiting Measures" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-07-23.

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