Kanagawa

Summary of Kanagawa Prefecture

Capital City: Yokohama
Population in 2010 (thousands): 9,061
Area (square km): 2,416

Kanagawa Coin

1000 yen silver coin

Image of Kanagawa design of 1,000 yen
(Obverse design: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Yabusame (horseback archery))

Kamakura was a center of samurai government and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine was built in the later 12th century to protect the shogunate. Yabusame is a type of mounted archery in traditional Japanese archery. An archer on a running horse shoots arrows at targets. This event at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is held in Hojo-e ceremony, which respects to living creatures, and dedicated as a shrine ritual.

500 yen bi-color clad coin

Image of Kanagawa design of 500 yen
(Obverse design: Daibutsu (Great Buddha) of Kamakura)

Under the idea of nation protection which wishes for peace both by the Kamakura shogunate and people, it is said that this Great Buddha was constructed by people with willingness under the leadership of shogunate as a symbol of samurai government and guardian Buddha.

Coin Sets contain Kanagawa Coin

1000 yen silver proof coin, "simple version"

Image of 1000 yen silver proof coin simple version

1000 yen silver proof with five 80 yen stamps, "deluxe version"

Image of 1000 yen silver proof coin deluxe version

500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin, “Proof Version”

Image of 500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin, "Proof Version"

500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"

Image of 500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"

500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin with five 80 yen stamps, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"

Image of 500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin with five 80 yen stamps, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"

500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin 6 Prefectures (Okinawa, Kanagawa, Miyazaki, Tochigi, Oita and Hyogo) Set, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"

Image of 500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin 6 Prefectures (Okinawa, Kanagawa, Miyazaki, Tochigi, Oita and Hyogo) Set, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"

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