Summary of Aomori Prefecture
Located at the northern tip of the mainland Japan. The climate is marked by short summer and long cold winter, with heavy snowfall especially in the western region.
Capital City: Aomori
Population in 2007 (thousands): 1,407
Area (square km): 9,607
1000 yen silver coin
(Obverse design: Nebuta, Neputa and Apple)
Nebuta and Neputa are traditional summer festivals of the cities of Aomori and Hirosaki. The floats feature enormous paper lanterns of popular or legendary characters, made of a wood base, carefully covered with Japanese papers, beautifully colored, and lighted from the inside with hundreds of light bulbs. Aomori ranks first among all prefectures in annual production of apples.
500 yen bi-color clad coin
(Obverse design: Sannai-Maruyama Site and Clay Figurine)
Featuring the restored model of an ancient building of Sannai-Maruyama Site of the Jomon Period (c.5,500-4,000 years ago) as well as the "goggle-eyed type" clay figurine from Kamegaoka Site of the Final Jomon Period (c.3,000-2,300 years ago) and the "praying-hands type" clay figurine from Kazahari 1 site of the late Jomon Period (c.3,500-3,000 years ago).
Coin Sets contain Aomori 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 4 Prefectures (Kochi, Gifu, Fukui, Aichi, Aomori and Saga) Set, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"