There is something about Mt. Fuji that when you start looking at it, you just cannot stop staring. Perhaps it is its symbolic loneliness, loneliness of a peak above everything else, a solitude we long for, but also a desired cocoon of originality. It could also stand for aspiration, something that one looks up to. Or maybe it is all about its geometrical and symmetrical shape, so unusual in nature. Fuji is like a symbol of the most secret and amazing dreams that should not be fulfilled. When you get close to it, Fuji loses all its charm. It is nothing but a steep volcanic ash desert. But when you look from afar, from a place where Mt. Fuji is beyond your reach, it reveals its scenic beauty. Hopefully this year I will have anough time to take a few days and drive around Fuji, and photograph its various looks and moods, coming and going throughout the day and night. Below photo was taken from the 52nd floor of the Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills, central Tokyo.
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