Mount Fuji is probably the most well-known Japanese mountain. It is the highest (3,776 metres) in Japan and worshiped as one of Japan’s ‘Three holy mountains’ along with Mount Tate (in Toyama) and Mount Haku (in Ishikawa). It was also added to the World Heritage List as a cultural site in 2013.
Admired by Japanese people, the mountain has been chosen as the subject of the paintings by many artists. One of the most famous artists would be Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). His ukiyo-e series ‘Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji’, created during the 1820s, shows 36 different views of Mt Fuji and got great popularity both in Japan and abroad. One of the most famous ones would be Mt Fuji reflecting on the lake. The inverted image of Mount Fuji is called ‘Sakasa Fuji’.
The image of ‘Sakasa Fuji’ has been loved for a long time. You often find the motif in Japan. For example, if you have a 5,000 yen or 1,000 yen note, Japanese banknote, please check the surface.
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