Mt. Fuji in UNESCO World Heritage
Fujisan, Sacred Place and Source of Artistic Inspiration (Japan)
The beauty of the solitary, often snow-capped, stratovolcano, known around the world as Mount Fuji, rising above villages and tree-fringed sea and lakes has long inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimages. Its representation in Japanese art goes back to the 11th century but 19th century wood block prints have made Fujisan become an internationally recognized icon of Japan and have had a deep impact on the development of Western art. The inscribed property consists of 25 sites which reflect the essence of Fujisan’s sacred landscape. In the 12th century, Fujisan became the centre of training for ascetic Buddhism, which included Shinto elements. On the upper 1,500-metre tier of the 3,776m mountain, pilgrim routes and crater shrines have been inscribed alongside sites around the base of the mountain including Sengen-jinja shrines, Oshi lodging houses, and natural volcanic features such as lava tree moulds, lakes, springs and waterfalls, which are revered as sacred.
Mt. Fuji in Spring
Oshino Village ＆Saiko ‘Iyashi no sato NENBA’ of Mt. Fuji in the spring
Oshino Village is one of the small village located next to Mt. Fuji.
The river is melted snow water that comes from Mt Fuji. On a clear day, the water surface reflects Mt Fuji and appears to be veiled in an almost mystic air.
These rivers provide fine-quality water, but they harmonize wonderfully with the surrounding rustic scenery.
The view of Oshino Hakkai and the view of Mt.Fuji from neighborhood are magnificent, which is popular with the people who like photographing.
Saiko Iyashi-no-sato Nemba has charming thatched-roof houses and a splendid view.
Mt. Fuji can be made into a background on the fine day, and it can look at the original scenery scene of beautiful Japan.