Japanese cultural icon – Mt. Fuji
If you have an interest in Japan, you must have heard this name “Mt. Fuji”.
Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan.
It’s 3,776.24m (12,389ft), located on Honshu.
Mt. Fuji is an active volcano, last erupted over 300 years ago.
The reason Mt. Fuji is very famous as cultural icon is because of its beautiful shape as well.
It stands on the flat wide area “Kanto plain” with symmetrical cone, and snow-capped on its top with the contrast of white and blue.
Because of its unique shape and height, it is very easy to be seen from even far away.
On a clear day in winter time, Mt. Fuji can be seen from greater Tokyo.
Even a glance of Mt. Fuji makes many Japanese people very happy.
I think that is because Mt. Fuji has been believed to be a symbol of god from its serene appearance.
Looking at Mt. Fuji is a very lucky thing.
Since long time ago, Japanese people loved Mt. Fuji, and Mt. Fuji has been depicted in art and photography.
We find Mt. Fuji in many Japanese paintings, Kakejiku hanging scrolls, ink paintings ”Sumie”, etc.
I love to paint Mt. Fuji as well.
Mt. Fuji has different attractions in different seasons and time.
This simple, yet perfect cone-shaped mountain never stops attracting many people.