Mount Fuji, so tall, so beautiful. And for many centuries, revered as a sacred place, as well as a source of artistic inspiration. These qualities were recognized in 2013 when UNESCO inscribed Fuji on its World Heritage List as “Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration.” The following pages take you closer to this symbol of Japan.
Above: A work of art made in 1838, entitled Fujisan Shinzu (“A Lifelike Illustration Depicting Places on Mount Fuji”), showing points of interest in relief form. Made by gluing sheets of paper together. Private collection (Photo courtesy of the Fujiyoshida Museum of Local History)
Left: The memo pad becomes a paper Fuji when spread open. (Collaboration: Kagayaka)