This is a vintage pair of Japanese metalware vases with a Mt. Fuji Scene. Mt. Fuji is also called Fuji san and it is written as 富士山 . We do not know their age, we have seen them before and believe they date to mid-century or maybe a little newer. They are either copper or bronze- as they do not attract a magnet. So, they are a little nicer than I first thought! They are made very well, heavy but not super heavy. The tooled scene is very nice of Mt. Fuji and a home or temple in front of it- then colored in with black and very well done. The design is called Sansui, which is scenery of mountain & water, or a landscape or a seascape, sometimes with a house and a figure. They do have some minor scratches on the back and around the lip. No dents. The spots on the top right in every picture are the ceiling lights glare, and please forgive the dusty background. They are not marked. We do not know much more about them, so chose to share some information about beautiful Mt Fuji below, which is truly gorgeous and has an overwhelming history and my family used to be fortunate enough to live in Yokohama with a view of it.
SIZE: Height 5" or 12.7 cm, Diameter approx 2 1/2" or 6.35 cm, Mouth 1 1/4" or 3.17 cm
About Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji written as 富士山 and called Fujisan in Japan is located on Honshu Island. It is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776.24 meters or 12,389 feet. An active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707–08, Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometres 60 miles southwest of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day. Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone with its snow-capped peaks several months a year, is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers.
Mount Fuji is one of Japan's Three Holy Mountains written as (三霊山 and the Japanese word Sanreizan, along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku. It is also a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and one of Japan's Historic Sites. It was added to the World Heritage List as a Cultural Site on June 22, 2013. As per UNESCO, Mount Fuji has inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimage for centuries. UNESCO recognizes 25 sites of cultural interest within the Mt. Fuji locality. These 25 locations include the mountain itself, Fujisan Hongū Sengen Shrine and six other Sengen shrines, two lodging houses, Lake Yamanaka, Lake Kawaguchi, the eight Oshino Hakkai hot springs, two lava tree molds, the remains of the Fuji-kō cult in the Hitoana cave, Shiraito Falls, and Miho no Matsubara pine tree grove.
Excerpt from Wikipedia, see rest of information and references for this there.
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