Reflections of Mount Fuji
Japan’s Mt. Fuji is an active volcano that last erupted in 1707 about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Commonly called “Fuji-san,” it’s the country’s tallest peak, at 3,776 meters. A pilgrimage site for centuries, it’s considered one of Japan’s three sacred mountains, and summit hikes remain a popular activity.
Often covered by a hat like cloud and nearly always wearing a cape of snow the iconic profile of Mt Fuji is the subject of numerous works of art, notably Edo Period prints by Hokusai and Hiroshige.