Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan. Because of its solemn and majestic view, this mountain has been adored as a religious object, and loved by people in Japan from ancient days. Even though it is hard to climb to the top, it is possible to ascend to the middle by car, so an increasing number of overseas visitors are now making the climb.
What is mesmerizing about Mt. Fuji is its ever-changing appearance, transformed from day to night and season to season, yet always breathtaking. This book features forty images of the mountain taken by two professional photographers who have devoted many years to capturing its beauty on film. In addition to the photographs, there are images of Mt. Fuji in art and crafts, which emphasizes the importance of the mountain to many aspects of Japanese culture. Back matter includes a history of Mt. Fuji, popular climbing routes to the top, spots offering the best views, and maps for locating accommodations.
About the Author
Yukio Ohyama began his professional career in 1972 by specializing in photographing steam locomotives. In 1976, he began taking photos of Mt. Fuji; and in 1990, he built his own domed house at the foot of the mountain. He is considered one of Japan’s foremost photographers of Mt. Fuji.
Shigeki Yamashita established a public relations photo agency in 1987. In 1996, he began focusing on nature and scenery. In the same year, he spent 100 days camping out in a car and shooting the different faces of Mt. Fuji.