Monday, July 16, 2007

Matsumoto Castle Replica Built With Old Paper Money

Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto Castle
Some folks at the Nagano branch of the Bank of Japan have created a 1/70 scale replica of Matsumoto Castle out of paper money. About 100 million yen [818,000 US dollars] of out of circulation 5,000 and 10,000 yen bills were used in its construction. The 70 centimeter tall replica was build to commerate the 100th anniversary of the creation of Matsumoto City.

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