A Japanese illustrator has created a fantasy design for a 500-yen banknote. -Editor
In April this year, the Ministry of Finance revealed new designs for the Japanese yen –scheduled to go into circulation in 2024 — featuring an image of Tokyo Station and the
Great Wave off Kanagawa, as painted by ukiyo-e wood block master Hokusai.
The redesign prompted Japanese illustrator and manga artist Ponkichi to come up with an alternative banknote of his own, featuring a widely beloved Japanese icon: the Shiba
Ponkichi's 1,000 yen (US$9.31) note design became so popular it got its own range of merchandise, and now the artist is back with another cute currency, this time with a 500
Japan doesn't actually have a 500-yen note, as the country's banknotes start at 1,000 yen. However, if we were to switch from today's 500-yen coin to a 500-yen note, Ponkichi's
design would be hard to beat, with not one, but five Mame Shiba Inu pups gracing its surface.
We recently discussed coloring books with coin designs. Well, this note design has a Memo Notepad, Leather Keyholder, Change Purse and other related merchandise. Why not?
It's a cute design. -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
Japanese Mame Shiba Inu banknote design pays homage to
nation's beloved dog (https://soranews24.com/2019/10/09/japanese-mame-shiba-inu-banknote-design-pays-homage-to-nations-beloved-dog/)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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