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Mount Fuji, with its beautifully symmetrical ridge lines and snowy peak, has always attracted photographers from near and afar. With nearly 300 stills and posters from its collection, the Izu Photo Museum in Shizuoka celebrates this iconic landmark, charting its representation in the history of Japan.

Propagandist works using Mount Fuji imagery, and a series of photos taken by Masanao Abe, a physicist and photographer whose research into the movement of air streams around Mount Fuji earned him the nickname “Professor of Clouds,” offer a new perspective to Japan’s tallest mountain; Jan. 17-July 5.

Izu Photo Museum; 347-1 Clematis no Oka, Higashino, Nagaizumi-cho, Shizuoka. Mishima Stn. 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (Feb. and March till 5 p.m., April through July till 6 p.m.). ¥800. Closed Wed. 055-989-8780; www.izuphoto-museum.jp

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