- August 04, 2022
The Ministry of Finance has decided to issue a coin commemorating the 150th anniversary of railways in Japan, the TAKANAWA railway. This Japan’s first railway opened in 1872.It ran for 29 kilometers between Shimbashi and Yokohama, over shallow water. Plans for the rail line between Yokohama and Tokyo were announced in 1870 and it immediately became “an emblem of civilization and enlightenment”.
Coin design is Inspired by a famous Nishiki-e (color woodblock print) also called Edo-e, in reference to the capital of the time. It is one of the technical stages of the coloring of...