Friday, November 28, 2008
day 331 - Fujicolor
After being amazed at the sheer height, mass, symmetry and beauty of Fuji-san, the first thing most people want to do is to capture the perfect image. Visibility is a problem. At that altitude, it's a rare day when there isn't cloud obscuring the summit.
The second problem is that most people are speeding past in a train. You may not want that factory in the foreground.
... or a wall.
A bridge is a little more aesthetic.
We scanned the horizon, fingers poised, all the way up the Izu Peninsula by bus between Dogashima and Shuzenji, envisaging curling waves with Fuji behind a la Hokusai, only to be foiled by cloud cover.
The following morning, as the local train pulled out of the Shuzenji station, there it was. Just sitting behind the houses and a row of hills...