If you had to choose a single icon to symbolize Japan, Mt. Fuji would be a good choice, contributing to Japans physical, cultural and spiritual geography. Leading a Japan photo tour of Mt. Fuji is great fun, I have been earnestly enjoying for over twenty years, and have made dozens of friends from across the planet. Mount Fuji is just under an hours drive from my first home in Japan. It’s an incredibly handsome cone shaped volcano and the highest peak of Japan at 3,776 meters (12,380 feet). FujiSan has been worshiped as a sacred mountain for as long as humans have lived nearby. Originally a sacred mountain of the Ainu the first nations people of Japan! In Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan mountains are believed to be the places where gods and spirits dwell, mysterious places that should be approached with respect and great care. My setting were 10.00s, f/14, 64 ISO, and I used a Nikon 14mm lens. I took this shot of the holy mountain during the AM golden hour; this image looks stunningly beautiful and dramatic in ultra high definition print.