Mountain Day

  On the afternoon of 25 April, the Lower House of Parliament in Japan passed an amendment to the nation’s Holiday Act to include a new public holiday Mountain Day (Yama no Hi).  It was yesterday approved too in the … Continue reading

Fuji celebration

The most sacred mountain in Japan has now achieved World Heritage status.  Apparently the delegates in Cambodia have given it official approval as Japan’s 17th World Heritage site.  It’s undoubtedly the most famous of them all. Green Shinto friend, Ted … Continue reading

ICOMOS support

The United Nations advisory body, ICOMOS, has given its support to the campaign to preserve Tokyo’s last street view of sacred Mt Fuji, known as Nippori Fujiimizaka.  This is connected to the forthcoming World Heritage status of Fuji, due to … Continue reading

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