Mt. Fuji's Culture

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Mt. Fuji's culture

    Mt. Fuji culture began with Sengo remains including lines of stones from the mid-Jomon Period and the ancient Sengen mounds that are valuable examples of square-shaped burial mounds. Starting with the splendid image of Mt. Fuji portrayed in many waka poems from the Manyoshu, the mountain has been featured in a variety of works of literature and paintings including Taketori Monogatari and Soga Monogatari. In addition, historic ruins, legends, folklore, and temple construction related to faiths like Shugendo and Fujiko show how unlimited Mt. Fuji's influence on Japanese culture really is. That's why Mt. Fuji has been held in awe, admired, and loved by the Japanese people for many years and also designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty.

Fujisan Hongu Sengentaisha Shine

    According to one theory, this is the nationwide headquarters of 1,300 Sengen Shrines. The present pavilions were donated by Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa in 1604.

Soga Monogatari, Fuji Makigari / Adauchi-zu

    (Collection of theShizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art)

Yabusame at Fujisan Hongu Sengentaisha Shine

    The Yabusame Festival, considered to be descended from Shogun Minamotono Yoritomo's "makigari" hunts, is held for three days from May 4th through 6th every year and over 50,000 tourists attend.

    {Source: The Nature and Blessings of Mt. Fuji (Shizuoka Prefecture)}