Thursday, 27 June 2013

1418 JP - Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration (2013)

Brief Description

"The beauty of the solitary, often snow-capped, stratovolcano, known around the world as Mount Fuji, rising above villages and tree-fringed sea and lakes has long inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimages. Its representation in Japanese art goes back to the 11th century but 19th century wood block prints have made Fujisan become an internationally recognized icon of Japan and have had a deep impact on the development of Western art. The inscribed property consists of 25 sites which reflect the essence of Fujisan’s sacred landscape. In the 12th century, Fujisan became the centre of training for ascetic Buddhism, which included Shinto elements. On the upper 1,500-metre tier of the 3,776m mountain, pilgrim routes and crater shrines have been inscribed alongside sites around the base of the mountain including Sengen-jinja shrines, Oshi lodging houses, and natural volcanic features such as lava tree moulds, lakes, springs and waterfalls, which are revered as sacred."

Source UNESCO WH website

1418-001     Fujisan Moutain Area
1418-002     Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
1418-003     Yamamiya Sengen-jinja Shrine
1418-004     Murayama Sengen-jinja Shrine
1418-005     Suyama Sengen-jinja Shrine
1418-006     Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine (Subashiri Sengen-jinja Shrine)
1418-007     Kawaguchi Asama-jinja Shrine
1418-008     Fuji Omuro Segen-jinja Shrine
1418-009     “Oshi” Lodging House (Former House of the Togawa Family)
1418-010     “Oshi” Lodging House (House of the Osano Family)
1418-011     Lake Yamanakako
1418-012     Lake Kawaguchiko
1418-013     Oshino Hakkai springs (Deguchiike Pond)
1418-014     Oshino Hakkai (Okamaike Pond)
1418-015     Oshino Hakkai (Sokonashiike Pond)
1418-016     Oshino Hakkai (Choshiike Pond)
1418-017     Oshino Hakkai (Wakuike Pond)
1418-018     Oshino Hakkai (Nigoriike Pond)
1418-019     Oshino Hakkai (Kagamikke Pond)
1418-020     Oshino Hakkai (Shobuike Pond)
1418-021     Funatsu lava tree molds
1418-022     Yoshida lava tree molds
1418-023     Hitoana Fuji-ko Iseki
1418-024     Shiraito no Taki waterfalls
1418-025     Mihonomatsubara pine tree grove

Fujisan Moutain view from Lake Kawaguchiko

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