Mount Fuji is emblematic of Japan’s landscape.
The massive volcanic cone dominates the entire area, being visible from a great distance. Fuji, however, remains mysterious and can rarely be seen, being always covered by clouds due to the oceanic climate.
On my recent trip to Japan, I had the opportunity to see Mount Fuji from several locations, such as Hakone, Lake Ashi, and the Owakudani valley near the volcano. Fuji was only slightly visible through the clouds that covered it, just enough to keep it in my memory and to inspire me for this series of watercolors, in which I illustrated 12 views of Fujisan.

Technic: Granulating watercolor pigments Lunar Black from Daniel Smith watercolor, liquid charcoal on Lanaquarelle paper, 300g, 640g, sizes: 56×76 cm, 28×38 cm, 2024.

Mount Fuji (富士山, Fujisan is the tallest mountain in Japan 3,776.24 m. Vulcano Fuji last erupted from 1707 to 1708.