Wednesday, 6 April 2016


Staff writer Rebecca Onion for the thriving Slate blogosphere presents us with this beautifully crafted woodblock print map of Mount Fuji from circa 1848, which cleverly folds into the peak’s iconic cameo, and presents us with the tale behind its publication as trail marker and spiritual focus for pilgrims, both those physical present for the climb and those who might only mediate on the ascent. At The Vault, there’s an interactive version of the map (not pictured here) that lets one explore the points of interest referenced and various shrines along the many paths to the summit.