Fuji

Who owns Mt. Fuji? The answer will probably surprise (and confuse) you!

Who owns Mt. Fuji? The answer will probably surprise (and confuse) you!

Japan is known across the world mostly for its varied and fascinating culture–from literature to music to amusing illustrations, there’s plenty to love about the country. But when it comes to physical symbols, there’s one thing that towers, literally, above all else: Mount Fuji.

Though the mountain was only recently added to the World Heritage List, it has been a symbol of Japan for centuries, a social and cultural landmark. So if you were asked who owned the mountain, you’d probably assume it was a national park or some other piece of government land.

But you’d be wrong!

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Japanese Passports Get a Patriotic Facelift with New Mount Fuji Case

Japanese Passports Get a Patriotic Facelift with New Mount Fuji Case

Ask anyone to tell you the first things that come to mind when they think of Japan and, once giant robots and kinky fetishes are out of the way, Mount Fuji is bound to crop up.

The enormous near-symmetrical mountain has come to be known as a symbol of Japan, and the sight of it standing tall on a clear day is nothing short of spectacular. Up close, Mount Fuji is nowhere near as picturesque and is a rather unattractive mass of dark grey rock and ash, but from a couple of kilometres away there’s no denying that it has a certain majesty about it, and even native Japanese whip out their phones to take a snap of the notoriously shy mountain whenever they have the chance.

So what better way to show your love of Japan than by slipping your passport into a unique Mount Fuji passport case?

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