Summary of Shizuoka Prefecture
Capital City: Shizuoka
Population in 2010 (thousands): 3,765
Area (square km): 7,780
1000 yen silver coin
(Obverse design: Fujisan from the folding screen "Ultramarine Mt. Fuji" or "Gunjō" Fuji" by YOKOYAMA Taikan)
"Ultramarine Mt. Fuji": The six folding screen "Ultramarine Mt. Fuji" or "Gunjō Fuji" drawn by a maestro of the modern Japanese art world, YOKOYAMA Taikan (1868-1958). With a somewhat top-down view, the white clouds standing out across the screen are depicted on the golden background as well as the thickly grown trees on the left hand and Mt. Fuji with the snowcap on the right.
500 yen bi–color clad coin
(Obverse design: Fujisan and tea plantaion)
Fujisan: Fujisan, also known as Mt. Fuji, is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776m. Mt. Fuji has been elevated to the status of a divinity as a religious object through the ages and also has been a resource of various art works in Japan. As a symbol of Japan, Mt. Fuji was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in June 2013 because of its great historical and cultural values.
Tea Plantation:It is said to have begun in 1241 when a Buddhist monk Enni cultivated tea, which seeds had been brought by him from Song Dynasty in China to Japan, in his birthplace Shizuoka. The growing area of tea in Shizuoka is 185 square km as of 2012 and it tops the list in whole of Japan. Also, the yield of unrefined or crude tea in Shizuoka reached 33,500 tons in 2011 and the share was about 40% of the total in Japan.
Coin Sets contain Shizuoka Coin
1000 yen silver proof coin, "simple version"
1000 yen silver proof with five 80 yen stamps, "deluxe version"
500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin, "Proof Version"
500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"
500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin with five 80 yen stamps, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"
500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin 7 Prefectures (Miyagi, Hiroshima, Gunma, Okayama, Shizuoka, Yamanashi and Kagoshima) Set, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"