Japan decided to create a new public holiday in order to remind Japanese citizens not to work themselves to exhaustion. They came up with Mountain Day. Everyone is supposed to head to the hills and enjoy nature. Today, August 11, 2017 is just the second time Japanese Mountain Day has been celebrated.

In honor of the occasion, I offer a sample gallery of the great artistic nature renderings by Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) — who was, by the way, obsessed with Mount Fuji.

All images are courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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