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TOKUSHIMA 47 Prefectures (40) Silver Proof Coin 1000 Yen Japan Mint 2015


Tokushima, 2015 issue of silver proof colorized 1000 yen coin by Japan Mint, from Japan 47 prefectures series. Tokushima is the capital city of Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku island in Japan.

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Tokushima is the capital city of Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku island in Japan.
As of May 1, 2011, the city had an estimated population of 263,372, with 114,325 households and a population density of 1,377.25 persons per km². Its total area is 191.23 km². The city is situated in the north-eastern part of Tokushima Prefecture at the mouth of the Yoshino River. In terms of layout and organization, Tokushima displays the typical characteristics of a Japanese castle town. Tokushima was developed under the Hachisuka clan. Its prosperity was built on a strong indigo dye industry.
The modern city of Tokushima was founded on October 1, 1889. At the time, it was the 10th largest city in Japan. The city is served by Tokushima Airport (recently renamed to Awa Odori Airport), in nearby Matsushige.

  • CountryJapan
  • Year2015
  • Face Value1000 Yen
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)100.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

In the coin's obverse the Naruto Strait and Awa Odori Dance.

Naruto Strait: The whirlpools of Naruto Strait are among the largest in the world. They are produced by rising and falling tides in the Naruto Strait: a channel between Naruto City in Tokushima Prefecture and Minami-Awaji City in Hyogo Prefecture. Here, whirlpools grow largest at the time of spring and fall tides, when the speed of water reaches 20 km/h and vortices of up to 20 m in diameter can be observed. The channel is spanned by Onaruto Bridge, a 1,629 m suspension bridge completed on June 8, 1985, which connects Kobe and Naruto as part of the Honshu-Shikoku Bridge.

Awa Odori Dance: Tokushima is proud of its traditional Awa Odori, a dance which has a history spanning more than 400 years and deserves world recognition. There are several theories about the origin of the dance. Some say it started in commemoration of the construction of Tokushima Castle, others argue it originates in Furyu Odori dance that later developed into Noh; while others say it originates from Bon Odori dance. In Tokushima City, an annual Awa Odori festival is held from August 12 to 15 and visited by more than 1,200,000 people every year. In addition to this festival, people enjoy Awa Odori dance in many locations across Tokushima Prefecture and throughout Japan.
Common reverse design of 1000 yen silver coin: Snow Crystals, Moon and Cherry Blossoms.