The Bank of Japan issued Japanese Yen banknotes in 10 different denominations, including this 100 Japanese Yen banknote (Itagaki Taisuke). They are part of the withdrawn Japanese Yen banknotes series. The Bank of Japan started issuing these 100 Japanese Yen banknotes in 1953. They were withdrawn from circulation in 1974.
This one hundred yen banknote depicts the portrait of Itagaki Taisuke, Japanese politician. The paper note contains the words ‘Nippon Gingko’. On the backside of the old ¥100 is National Diet Building, where Japan’s both houses of Parliament reside.