“HIGHLIGHTING Japan” is an official monthly online magazine to promote understanding of Japan for the people around the world, with variety of themes.
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#176 JANUARY 2023Mt. Fuji: World Heritage
Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan, with an elevation of 3,776 meters. It is located on the island of Honshu about 100 km southwest of central Tokyo, and is visible from far and wide. The mountain, with its symmetrical cone that is covered with snow for almost half the year, has been loved and worshipped by Japanese people since ancient times. In June 2013, Mt. Fuji was inscribed on the World Heritage List under the title, “Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration.” In this month’s issue of Highlighting Japan, we investigate the mountain’s allure and introduce some of the artists whose work it has inspired.