Today Is Mountain Day in Japan

Mount Fuji and storks by Katsushika Hokusai
Written by JoAnn Chateau

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.

Enjoy Nature Today


About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


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