Published in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Visions of Fuji: A Portrait of the Japanese People as Seen Through Mt. Fuji’, at the Izu Photo Museum, this books traces the cultural perception of the revered mountain through the process of Japan’s rapid modernization through 19th and 20th centuries. It is the story – told in photographs, propaganda posters, drawings and prints – of how this symbol of Japan came to be perceived as a representation of the nation, and how at various times in Japanese history it has been subjected to increased ideological sentiment, directly reflecting upon the people of Japan themselves. Numerous archival and contemporary images fill the pages.
244 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 25 cm, hb, Japanese/English