In June 2013, Mount Fuji was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site.
Mt. Fuji’s registration was significant to Japanese because it meant the international recognition that the Japanese views of nature and culture, which found religious and artistic qualities in the natural activities of mountains.
About Mt Fuji
For ancient people, Mt. Fuji was a terrifying and mysterious mountain with repeated eruptions and lava flows. From ancient times, Japanese feared Mt. Fuji as a mountain where gods dwell and worship.
Since the late Heian period (Time), when eruption activity has subsided, Mt. Fuji gradually changed into a mountain to climb while worshipping for people to practice.
Mt. Fuji has inspired many people in terms of art from its magnificent and beautiful appearance. About 1,200 years ago, in the Nara era, poems about Mt. Fuji had already been written in “Manyoshu,” the oldest poem book in Japan.
Mt. Fuji has also been featured in classical literature of haiku, Chinese poetry as well as literary works by Soseki Natsume and by Osamu Dazai.
In the Heian period (Time), Mt. Fuji also appeared in the world of painting. In the Edo period (Time), when Mt. Fuji became explosively popular with people through painting, Mt. Fuji was also depicted by many famous painters.
When Ukiyo-e came to be exported overseas, it also had a great impact on Western artists such as Van Gogh and Monet.
Thus, the existence of Mt. Fuji became known to the world from the field of art. Since ancient times, the Japanese have entrusted Mt. Fuji with the feelings from time to time and have written and drawn many poems.
The coexistence of people and nature through faith and art is one of the major characteristics of Mt. Fuji. It is the source of worship as well as the artistic creation.
This intangible value led to Mt. Fuji as a World Cultural Heritage Site.
Our items inspired from Mt. Fuji
Fuji incense holder (Black/Blue/Red)
Made with the sand-casting technique in Takaoka, Japan.
You can see the inverted image of Mt. Fuji on the surface of the water. When the ash falls on the surface of the water, the subtle sound creates a memento, just like a small sparkler.
It comes with a miniature bridge for suppressing the incense stick, which is based on the image of Nihon-bashi bridge in the Edo period.
Antibacterial stainlesssteel bottle opener (Silver Round)
Patterned after Mount Fuji and made with a playful mind, you can see the rising sun (beer lid) from the top of Mt. Fuji. People have long believed that the sunrise seen from the top of Mt. Fuji is very auspicious.
Now you can gain luck every time you enjoy beer! The bottle opener is made of patented anti-bacterial food-grade stainless steel.
It’s the perfect gift with story for those who like to host lunches/dinners at home or simply enjoy the fine things in life.