SAMURAI GOLD: MONEY IN JAPAN IN THE TOKUGAWA PERIOD
December 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - January 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pmFree
Open until 1 Jan 2022
Admission is FREE, but a free Museum ticket is required
Japan relied heavily on imported Chinese money before the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu launched a national Japanese currency in 1601. The Tokugawa coinage lasted for two centuries until the Meiji restoration.
This free display, of a selection of Japanese money, will include some spectacular gold coins, coins of differing shapes and sizes, and unusual paper money. It will also highlight a 19th-century monetary episode in Japan’s history which ultimately contributed to the downfall of the Shogunate