Obverse design: Jomonsugi Cedar Tree, Mt. Nagatadake, and Yakushima Rhododendron in Yakushima Island Jomonsugi Cedar Tree: Jomonsugi Cedar Tree is known as the oldest Yakusugi cryptomeria tree with the height of 25.3m and is estimated to be between 2,170 years old and 7,200 years old. The tree's name is said to come from the Jomon period of Japanese prehistory because it is a survivor of the Jomon period dating back to about 16,500 years ago. Mt. Nagatadake: One of the high mountains called Okudake centrally-located in Yakushima Island. The height above sea level is 1,886m. Many granite rocks are exposed by erosion around the top of the mountain, and it formed an unique landscape with the mountain ridge like a folding screen. Yakushima Rhododendron: An evergreen low tree with the height of 2 to 3 m living in the area over 1,200 m above sea level. One of the indigenous species of Yakushima Island. 5 to 12 blossoms of sanguine or pink color bloom on every tip of the branches from late May to early June every year. Common reverse design of 1000 yen silver coin: Snow Crystals, Moon and Cherry Blossoms.
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