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Before we take a look over fun experiences that you might have around Mt.Fuji. Let’s know fun facts about It!
<What is UNESCO World Heritage Site; “Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration”?>
Mt.Fuji which is the highest mountain in Japan is located in the border of Shizuoka and Yamanashi. The mountain has been an icon for Japanese as a subject of worship and that of awe since it has been attracting so many people with its magnificent beauty in appearance as well as erupting over the course of Japan’s history, harming people’s lives.
Thanks to its impressive existence among people’s lives in Japan, Mt.Fuji has been a subject in artistic works such as Ukiyoe works by Japanese Artists and Impressionism works by Western Artists, and currently new styles of artworks for such a long time.
Mt.Fuji and related cultural heritage sites around the mountain were registered as one of the world heritage sites by UNESCO in 2013, “Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration” as one of the cores of Japan Culture and was admired as a universal icon of cooperative life of nature and the human being; as “Sacred Place” and “Source of Artistic Inspiration”.
<As “Sacred Place”>
Mt.Fuji was believed to be a sacred place of Shinto And Buddhism. Clean water streaming down from the mountain is what people are thankful for. And destructive eruptions of the mountain are the object of people’s awe.
These two essences have cultivated creative minds for a variety of styles of artworks and cultural properties.
<As “Source of Artistic Inspiration”>
“Japonism” that played an important role in modern western art respects Mt.Fuji described in Ukiyoe artworks which were created in the early 19th century.
Such as impressionists, Monet, Van Gogh, Henri Rivière were greatly influenced by Ukiyoe Works of Utagawa Hiroshige, Katsushika Hokusai.
From that on, drawings and Traditional crafts are created with Mt.Fuji on them even nowadays.
This is what the Japanese would like to say, is “Japan’s Inspiration” and many people all over the world are in love with Mt.Fuji and other related works and spots.
“Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration” has 25 assets around the mountain and the mountain itself.
For your further details, please visit “Mt.Fuji Shizuoka World Heritage Centre“.