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Motif Information
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Rōmaji Fuji-san, Fuji-yama
English Mount Fuji
Kanji 富士山
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Auspicious Yes
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Fuji-san (Mount Fuji) is the highest mountain in Japan. It is an active volcano that last erupted at the end of 1707, during the mid Edo era. Although a site of pilgrimage since the Nara period, Fuji-san became more politically and religiously important with the shift of the capital from Kyoto to Edo. Its symbolic importance steadily increased during the Edo period, as it was easily seen from the Tokaido road to Edo.

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Motif Connotations & Symbolism

Fuji-san can be used as a symbol of Japanese nationalism.

Auspicious Nature

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Common Motif Pairings

  • Fuji-san combined with eggplant and hawk is called Hatsuyume and represents the luckiest first dream of the year
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Identification & Style Variations

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Motif Examples

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