10,000 yen note

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10,000 Yen
Value10,000 Yen
Width160 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 number), 2011 (Brown serial number)
Series E 10K Yen Bank of Japan note - front.jpg
DesignPortrait of Yukichi Fukuzawa
Series E 10K Yen Bank of Japan note - back.jpg
DesignHōō/Chinese phoenix in the Hall of the Phoenix, Byōdō-in

The 10,000 yen note (1万円紙幣 1Man-en shihei) is the largest banknote denomination of the Japanese yen. The front side of the 10,000 yen note includes a portrait of Yukichi Fukuzawa, a Meiji era philosopher and the founder of Keio University. The back of the note shows a drawing of the Hōō (鳳凰, Fenghuang) in the Hall of the Phoenix, Byōdō-in.[1]

Extensive anti-counterfeiting measures are present in the banknote. They include intaglio printing, holograms, microprinting, fluorescent ink, latent images, watermarks, and angle-sensitive ink.[2]


  1. ^ National Printing Bureau. "Introduction of Banknotes". Archived from the original on 9 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-23.
  2. ^ National Printing Bureau. "Anti-Counterfeiting Measures". Retrieved 2010-07-23.

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