Katsushika Hokusai’s Iconic Artwork Bound for Japanese Currency

An instantly recognizable artwork—Katsushika Hokusai’s woodblock print The Great Wave off Kanagawa—is set to appear on Japan’s 1,000-yen banknote. Just one of several new designs announced—others including images of industrialist, Eiichi Shibusawa; educational reformist, Tsuda Umeko; and more—the Hokusai note will depict Nobel Prize-nominated bacteriologist Shibasaburo Kitasato on the other side. The new designs will be circulating by 2024. See more at CNN.

AR Puts Notable Women on US Bills

Notable Women—a project from former Treasurer of the USA, Rosie Rios, along with Google Creative Lab and Nexus Studios—lets anyone with a smartphone camera and the power of augmented reality put one of history’s most important women on the front of a bill. Once AR identifies the bill, it’ll place a portrait there and, by tapping said portrait, you’ll be able learn about that woman’s contributions …

Japan’s Very Expensive Luxury Fruit

Japan’s Sembikiya stores are anything but regular fruit shops. Full of fruit displayed like luxury handbags or high-end jewelry, these shops sell strawberries, watermelons and more—for up to around $27k. Established in 1834, Sembikiya is famous for its fancy fruit and the reason it’s so expensive is because of the incredible sizes and shapes. From tennis ball-sized strawberries (which sell for about $4.5k) to square …