One Thousand Coin Box


"Ryou" was used as the unit for gold coin in the Edo era. When changed to the present currency, the price of 1 Ryo is about 100,000 yen (about 800USD). 1,000 sheets of gold coin were stored in this box. It is about 800,000 USD. Because the sense of value is different in those days to the present, correct change isn't made.
The weight of this box is 14kg (28 pounds). You can try to pick it up, but be careful you might hurt your back.