When I see the yen, I noticed that two of their banknotes (specifically 2000 yen and 10,000 yen banknotes) have different kanji rather than the basic numbers that we're taught. Why do these banknotes use different kanji?
"Daiji" numbers Hi, I've only been learning Japanese for 2 months but an app I downloaded to practice numbers told me that japan has different kanji for the bank notes to stop people from modifying the notes. it is very easy to change some kanji and increase the value e.g '一, 二, 三' by just adding more strokes. The Daiji 大字 are more complicated to stop tampering. in modern day however it is very unlikely that someone would alter the bank notes