Because of the negative associations the Japanese have with directly handling money, they use trays like these to place money in and hand to the customer/clerk. Photograph taken at Hokkaido Post Office.
Front of a bill denoting 100 Hong Kong dollars. The current rate of exchange  makes this bill equivalent to approximately $12.50 US.
Back of 100 Taibi note.
Sword made of coins threaded onto a string. Said to have been hung over the cots of newborn babies to ward off evil spirits.