Happy New Year

This is my first attempt to photograph Mt. Fuji from my town, Utsunomiya. I climbed Mt. Kogashi (古賀志山), which is only 583m above the sea level but it's still the highest mountain in our city.

Mt. Fuji is approximately 170 km from my town. It was sunny but a little bit hazy. I convinced myself that I would be lucky enough to be able to see Mt. Fuji at my first attempt. I will definitely give it a try once again to try to capture a clear view of the highest mountain in Japan!!!

This is an entry for Show Me Japan Vol 1, Issue 7. If you want to see nice photos taken in Japan, don't forget to visit!!!

As usual, this is a Sky Watch Friday entry.

Happy New Year!!!


  1. Marvelous capture, wonderful skies and view! Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year with lots more photos to share!!


  2. The illusive Mt. Fuji! How I love that mountain!

  3. Great Photo...are you going to try to climb Mt. Fugi one day?...if not...another great shot will do.

    Happy New Year to you and yours.

  4. great job. my nephew climbed mt fuji when he was stationed in japan and i enjoyed his photos too.

    happy new year.

  5. wow! what an attempt!... Beautiful! I think you had to had pretty clear atmosphere to see on such a distance!...
    you will be among the first humans to celebrate the new year :)
    please have a very very happy new year!
    best regards

  6. Beautiful view Yoshi! Happy New Year:)

  7. Really, you can see Fujisan from that far? Wow...
    How come I never saw it then? Oh wait, that's because the only time I got near enough, it was raining heavily...

  8. as usual... awesome.

    i plan to visit japan this coming march, if all goes to plan. can you recommend me places to visit. i only have 4 -5 days tho, then i have to head to hong kong after that. i did think of hiking mt. fuji and try to capture those beautiful pics as your's.

  9. A wonderful photo - love the soft colours.

  10. Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
    thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work

    Thanks for your visits and comments in the past Year.
    I wish you a very happy and healthy New Year.

    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,
    Regards, Bram

    My SkyWatch on WordPress

    Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 25

  11. Very nice photo of the Fuji, despite the long distance.
    Unfortunately no mountain in my city.

    Happy New Year!

  12. Lovely shot! Happy New Year wishes from Africa!

  13. It is wonderful that have have this view of Mt Fugi. Great capture! I wish you and yours a very Happy, Healthy New years.

  14. This is so beautiful and how blessed you are that you not only witnessed it, but froze it in time with your camera. When I lived in Oregon I was often told that Mr. Hood closely resembles Mt. Fuji, and I believe that is true. Wishing you a new year filled with much light, love, and peace.

  15. I think it is a great first attempt! I look forward to the next!

  16. あけましておめでとうございます!


  17. happy new year! i wish you a year full of wishes fulfilled.

  18. Mama mia! Fuji!
    I wish you to be happy in 2011!
    Happy New Year!

  19. Thanks for 2010! Hope you will have a rich and photogenic new year - 2011!

  20. Impressive you got it from Utsunomiya. I'm lucky to live far closer to the mountain, and it wasn't until 2010 that I had a good view of the mountain (after 5 years of being in Japan, and having actually climbed the mountain in 2005). It truly is elusive...except in 2010 from where I work.

  21. Akemashite omedetoo gozaimasu.
    I do believe I will add you to my blogroll. I have been really enjoying your photos and posts.


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