|Fuji Slinking out from Behind Another Mountain|
Ben and I drove to Mt. Fuji on the 4th, many of the trees had already changed color, but none had yet dropped their leaves. The first time I saw Mt. Fuji, it sent shivers up and down my spine. It is really foolish that we haven’t visited the mountain before; The journey only takes about an hour and a half. I don’t regret waiting until fall for our first true view of Mt. Fuji because seeing her slink into view from behind a mountain painted in red and gold was spectacular.
Of all the things I have seen in Japan, Mt. Fuji is the most spectacular. A picture will never do it justice. Just like countless artists, poets, and writers have been inspired by her, I am inspired. I feel as though my words fall short of anything worthy of this majestic mountain.
This is my favorite poem about Mt. Fuji:
The burning fire is
extinguished by the snow, while the falling
snow is melted by the fire
Here are my favorite paintings of Mt. Fuji: