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As Mount Olympus was the home of the Greek gods, so Mt. Fuji (3776 metres above sea level) has its place as the symbol of Japan. Although most popular tourist pictures show the view from the south, with the bullet train passing below Mount Fuji, the best views are from the north and east sides.

759 pieces

Fuji from Oshino
© JTB Photo

Fuji from Oshino

Preserved old cottages by the "Eight springs" in the village of Oshino, at the foot of Mt. Fuji.

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An Epoch puzzle: 759 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: E57502 (57-502 on box)
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500 pieces

Pink-tinged Fuji
© Hiroshi Kubozuka

Pink-tinged Fuji

A beautiful example of the classic view of Fuji, tinged with pink, and soaring over the surrounding ocean of clouds...

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An Epoch puzzle: 500 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: E05085 (05-085 on box)
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450 pieces

Red Fuji
© Apollo

Red Fuji

A spectacular aerial view of the rare but genuine meteorological phenomenon whereby at dawn or sunset the whole side of the mountain appears to glow red.

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An Apollo puzzle: 450 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: P46201 (46-201 on box)
Normally ¥1200 - special offer 30% off: ¥840 (approx. US$7.85 €6.61 £6.09)
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420 pieces

Mount fuji with bullet train
© Epoch

Mount fuji with bullet train

The iconic shot of modern Japan: the "bullet train" (Shinkansen) passing below Mount Fuji. This is the N700, the version introduced in 2007, cutting the journey time between Tokyo and Osaka to under two-and-a-half hours.

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An Epoch puzzle: 420 pieces; 52 x 18 cm (20" x 7")
Code: E52144 (52-144 on box)
Retail price ¥1800 (approx. US$16.82 €14.17 £13.04)
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Tokyo Gate Bridge and Fuji
© Epoch

Tokyo Gate Bridge and Fuji

Another, different view of Fuji from Tokyo! This unusual bridge is the latest Tokyo landmark, opened in 2012. It is a truss cantilever bridge, and has earned the nickname "Dinosaur Bridge" — can you see why? Anyway, lit up, it provides a striking foreground to the distant mountain.

Wikipedia: Tokyo Gate Bridge

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An Epoch puzzle: 420 pieces; 52 x 18 cm (20" x 7")
Code: E52715 (52-715 on box)
Retail price ¥1500 (approx. US$14.02 €11.81 £10.87)
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300 pieces

Aerial view
© Motonobu Sato

Mt. Fuji aerial view

Seen from the north.

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An Epoch puzzle: 300 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: E25109 (25-109 on box)
Retail price ¥1200 (approx. US$11.21 €9.45 £8.70)
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Fuji with flowers
© Apollo

Fuji with flowers

The lake across which we see Mount Fuji is fringed with a wide expanse of the low-growing shibazakura, or moss phlox, a common garden plant in Japan.

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An Apollo puzzle: 300 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: P48625 (48-625 on box)
Retail price ¥1200 (approx. US$11.21 €9.45 £8.70)
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216 pieces

Red Fuji
© Epoch

Red Fuji

A spectacular aerial view of the rare but genuine meteorological phenomenon whereby at dawn or sunset the whole side of the mountain appears to glow red.

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An Epoch puzzle: 216 pieces; 26 x 18 cm (10" x 7")
Code: E04501 (04-501 on box)
Retail price ¥1000 (approx. US$9.35 €7.87 £7.25)
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More about Mount Fuji

From my office
From the Imaginatorium office

Fuji is a classical conical volcano: of not quite perfect symmetry, since the last eruption in 1707. Geologically it is young - perhaps only about 8000 years, but for obvious reasons it has been revered since ancient historical times.

What does the name mean?
fu
wealth
ji
samurai
san
mountain

The name "Fuji" is ancient, and there seems to be no winner among the competing versions for its origin. It is clear that the Chinese characters used to write it nowadays (the "wealth-samurai" combination) are just chosen for convenience, and it is more likely that the name came from the language of the Ainu people. Note also that in Japanese it is called Fuji-san (not Fujiyama).

Fuji towers so high above the surrounding mountains that it can be seen an incredible distance away. Here in Sano (Where's that?), at 160 km distance, it is clearly visible particularly near sunset on haze-free winter days. For a short interval - between the demolition of the dyeing factory and the start of construction of the new hospital - I could see it from my office window. The photo on the right shows a glimpse through the utility poles, wires, and passing traffic, captured on New Year's Day 2001.

Art puzzles

Unsurprisingly, Japan's sacred mountain Fuji features commonly in traditional art, usually in its auspicious red form: search for art puzzles including Fuji

Deleted puzzles

For reference: you can view all the Mount Fuji puzzles that are out of print in the Attic.

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