Oh, Mountain of Our Eyes, What Do You See?

July 25, 2015

For about $12 you can buy a wooden walking stick at the base. For a dollar or so each rest station will burn its stamp into it.

A man presses a brand into a wooden walking stick.
Half the sun peeks out from behind the horizon.
Clouds and mountains are lit by the sunrise, and the 30˚ slope of Fujiyama is visible in the foreground.

Two lion statues guard the peak. This one looks south, so it is half lit and half shadowed at sunrise.

A lion statue is half-illuminated.

This one looks east, into the sun rise.

The face of a lion statue is totally lit.

I previously imagined Japanese paintings were stylized.

Silhouettes of mountains beneath a cloudy, pastel blue sky.
A man triumphantly holds his hiking stick above his head, atop a mountain.

Mt. Fuji, Japan.

July 25, 2015

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