Mt. Fuji is not only the highest mountain in Japan, but also sacred symbol to the Japanese mind. It has exerted a great influence upon Japanese culture. This mountain has been the subject of uncountable stories, poems and pictures.
Mt. Fuji was inscribed as a World Heritage site (Cultural Heritage) at the 13th meeting of the World Heritage Committee in June 2013.
Tsuru university is located near Mt. Fuji.
冨士之往来状
Fuji-no-ouraijo
Mt. Fuji Climbing has long been a religious practice.
This book depicts the people traveled around Mt. Fuji.

冨士の人穴
Fuji-no-hitoana
The tale of the Caves (Fuji-no-hitoana, Fuji person hole) of Mount Fuji.
The story goes that Nitta-Shirou-Tadatsune (samurai) went into the cave and had a mysterious experience under Mt.Fuji.
冨士の人穴の由来
Fuji-no-hitona-no-yurai
ditto
冨士山:御つたえ 御うた 全
Fujisan: Otsutae Onuta zen
The sutra of Fuji faith. This sutra is recited while otakiage (fire rite) is carried out.
伊勢物語
Ise-monogatari
Ise monogatari (Tales of ise), famous poetic narrative, produced in the early 10th century. It consists of a series of poems with prose contexts (125 sections).
In the section of "Azuma kudari (Travel to the eastern provinces from Kyoto)", Ariwara-no-Narihira saw Mt. Fuji in the trip.

"Narihira sees Mt. Fuji dusted with snow and is inspired to recite this poem:
Toki shiranu / yama wa fuji none / itsu tote ka / kanoko madara ni/ yuki no fururan

Fuji is a mountain
That knows no seasons.
What time does it take this for
That it should be dappled
With fallen snow? (trans. Helen Craig McCullough)"*

* Takashima, S, "Mt.Fuji in Art" Mt.Fuji - the wellspring of our faith and arts, (2009): pp.98-99.
[References]
1. Shizuoka-Yamanashi joint council for mount Fuji World cultural heritage registration; NPO national council on Mt. Fuji World Heritage [ed]. Mt.Fuji - the wellspring of our faith and arts. Tokyo, SHOGAKUKAN INC., 2009.
2. Honna, N.; Hoffer, B. eds. An English dictionary of Japanese culture. Tokyo, Yuhikaku publishing Co., LTD.,1986.
3. Bowring, R.; Kornicki, P. ed. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Japan. New York, Cambridge unibersity press, 1993.

[More infomation on Mt.Fuji (English) ]
[Digital pamphlet (PDF:2,834KB)] World Heritage Fujisan; Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration
[Homepage] Fujisan World Cultural Heritage Council

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