Book Description

Imperial Japanese Army Military Yen. Japan WWII Occupation of China. Two notes. 100 yen and 5 yen. 16cm x 9cm, 13cm x 7.5cm. 100 yen note has fold mark, with short chip at fold to each margin, written to upper margin “Japanese Occupation Money Now Worthless” 5 Yen - Overprint of 4 Chinese characters over face of note. Portrait of Sugawara Michizane - 9th Century Scholar, Poet and Politician of the Heian Period. Also featuring a View of the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine Build in His Honour. Chrysanthemum Seal. 100 Yen - Block #9 note. Overprint of four Japanese characters at centre. Portrait of Shotoku Taishi. Views of the 7th Century Yumedono Pavilion and the Horyugi Buddhist Temple in Kyoto. Chrysanthemum Seal. Japanese Military Yen was issued to the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy as a salary. During the Pacific War the Japanese government issued to its occupied territories and the local population were forced to exchange their currency for these notes as the official currency of the occupied territory
Author Imperial Japanese Army and Navy
Publisher Imperial Japanese Army and Navy
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