Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

The Coinage and Paper Currency of Medieval and Early-modern Japan

Sep 16, 2022, 11:00 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall D

Auditorium Maximum - Hall D


Daishi Chieda (Doho University) Hisashi Takagi (Osaka University of Economics) Shin’ichi Sakuraki (Asahi University)


The conventional numismatic discourse on medieval and early-modern Japan has tended to focus on the identification of numismatic resources themselves. However, for the purpose of further discussion and subsequent development, this session will adopt instead perspectives generated by scholars working in social-economic historical studies. The background to this session thus lies in the development of analytical methods for the study of the monetary system in medieval Japan based on the integrated disciplines of numismatic archaeology and historiography.
The presentations in this session will therefore showcase the following ground-breaking case studies: rethinking the definition of Bita, a subcategory of bronze coinage in 16th-century Japan; a numismatic study of paper currency issued by feudal domains in the Tokugawa period; a numismatic study of private paper currency in the Tokugawa period; and a study of Japanese coins preserved in a museum in Europe.

Primary author

Hisashi Takagi (Osaka University of Economics)


Daishi Chieda (Doho University) Shin’ichi Sakuraki (Asahi University)

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