May 14, 2012

Mt. Fuji/富士山

Via Postcrossing, today I sent the same postcard to two persons – one to Finland and the other to Ukraine.  If the person’s profile doesn’t say much about his/her specific preference on postcards but just says something like “anything famous in your country”, I often send a postcard of Mt. Fuji. :)
Mt. Fuji is our highest and most famous mountain in Japan with 3,776m (about 12,388 feet) located about 100km (62mi) south-west of Tokyo.  You can see Mt. Fuji from Tokyo on a clear day.  Its shape of almost perfectly symmetrical cone is what makes the Mt. Fuji so significant and beautiful.  It is one of the most popular subjects of Japanese art,; for example, 36 Views of Mt. Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai, famous Japanese UKIYOE artist.
This picture was taken last December when I visited there, and it was just gorgeous!  I took a long walk by the lake enjoying the beautiful Mt. Fuji.  It’s not too far from Tokyo where I live, so I visit there every once in a while to escape from the “concrete jungle” in Tokyo. :)


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  1. Hey,
    I got your envelopes today! Thank you, I was just overwhelmed of how many you sent me and how pretty they are :) I'll be doing a post about them tomorrow probably, as today I am super tired and still have some things to do....
    Thanks again!
    Take care,

    1. Glad you got the package safely. I hope you didn't mind receiving that much! :)

    2. No, it was the opposite way - I didn't expect that much and was super happy that there were so many! Thank you :)