June 23, 2013

Japanese celebrate the UNESCO World heritage listing of Mount Fuji as a cultural heritage site



"Saturday ...UNESCO granted World Heritage status to Japan’s highest and most celebrated mountain.Known for its perfectly cone-shaped volcano, UNESCO classified the mountain as a “cultural” heritage site saying it has “has inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimage for centuries”.....“Japanese have been inspired and encouraged by the varying beauty of Mount Fuji since ancient times,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in a statement."



Source: Local residents celebrate Mt Fuji's World Heritage status
Japan Today
JUN. 23, 2013

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