Fuji, a World Heritage Site, rises between present-day Shizuoka and Yamanashi Prefectures.
Japan’s tallest mountain has been revered since ancient times as the mountain where immortals dwell. This is because it is not only the highest mountain in Japan, but also boasts an overwhelmingly beautiful ridge line. Another reason is that Mt. Fuji was an awe-inspiring volcanic mountain of fire.
As is well known, Mt. Fuji was a popular subject for Japanese paintings. Even today, however, it is not just a part of nature, and the Japanese people’s view of nature and culture, in which they have found religion and artistry in a single mountain, has not waned. This article introduces the artists who depict Mt.
Fuji has been painted repeatedly for a longer period of time than the one on the same motif. Nevertheless, the fact that I never get tired of it may be the result of the beautiful sacred mountain, which is the pride of Japanese painting, and the work of the artist.