Friday, December 07, 2007

Views of Mount Fuji

Taken from the shinkansen at full speed. It is not a good photo, I know, as it neither shows the tranquility of the mountain nor the horrible contrast between the very industrial city in front spewing yellow and black smoke against the backdrop of the most well know scenery in Japan.

Due to travel photos like mine, the unsuspecting first-time tourist in Japan probably expects a serene environment where man and nature live in harmony. This is unfortunately besides the truth as the countryside in Japan is polluted and covered with concrete to an extend unparalleled in the rest of the world. ^_^;;
Of course, all the beautiful and pretty areas are no lie and are there, but you'll have to seek them out.