Japanese Currency 5000 Yen note 2004 Ichiyo Higuchi

Japanese Currency 5000 Yen note, Ichiyo Higuchi
Japanese Currency Banknotes 5000 Yen note 2004
Japanese Currency Banknotes 5000 Yen note 2004 Ichiyo Higuchi
Bank of Japan - Nippon Ginko

Obverse: Portrait of Ichiyo Higuchi.
Reverse: "Kakitsubata-zu"(painting of irises) Work of Ogata Korin.
Size : 76 ×156 mm.
Date of first issue : November 1, 2004.

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This bank note was issued to commemorate a G-8 Economic Summit in Okinawa.

Ichiyo Higuchi
Ichiyō Higuchi (May 2, 1872 – November 23, 1896) was the pen name of Japanese author Natsu Higuchi, also known as Natsuko Higuchi. Specializing in short stories, she was one of the first important writers to appear in the Meiji period (1868-1912) and Japan′s first prominent woman writer of modern times. She wrote relatively little as a result of living a brief life—she died at 24—but her stories had a large impact on Japanese literature and she is still appreciated by the Japanese public today.

Ogata Korin
Ogata Kōrin (1658 – June 2, 1716) was a Japanese painter of the Rinpa school.
Kōrin was born in Kyoto, to a wealthy merchant who had a taste for the arts and is said to have given his son some elementary instruction therein. Kōrin also studied under Soken Yamamoto, the Kanō school, Tsunenobu and Gukei Sumiyoshi, and was greatly influenced by his predecessors Hon'ami Kōetsu and Tawaraya Sōtatsu.
Kōrin broke away from all tradition and developed a very original and distinctive style of his own, both in painting and in the decoration of lacquer. The characteristic of this is a bold impressionism, which is expressed in few and simple highly idealized forms, with an absolute disregard for naturalism and the usual conventions. In lacquer, Kōrin's use of white metals and of mother-of-pearl is notable; but here he followed Honami Kōetsu.
An artist of the Rinpa school, he is particularly known for his gold-foil folding screens. A screen in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston depicting Matsushima is a particularly famous work, and his "Irises" in the Nezu Museum is a National Treasure of Japan.
Korin died at the age of 59. His chief pupils were Kagei Tatebayashi and Shiko Watanabe, but the present knowledge and appreciation of his work are largely due to the efforts of Sakai Hōitsu, who brought about a revival of Kōrin's style.