September 20, 2015

Boiling in onsen - Summiting Mount Fuji

Symmetrical Mount Fuji (富士山, Fujisan) is a distinctive image of Japan. The mountain has been prominent in many pictures and paintings of Japan ever since from 14th century. For example there is the famous series of 36 Views of Mount Fuji by Japanese woodblock print artist Hokusai. Given that one of my friends was (and is) living in Tokyo, I had a great opportunity to visit this iconic mountain myself back in August 2008.