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Photographer Captures the Mystifying Moods of Mount Fuji at Dawn

Mount Fuji Photography by Takashi Nakazawa

Earlier this month, we introduced you to Japanese photographer Takashi Nakazawa—a member of Your Shot, whose beautiful image of Mount Fuji was recently chosen by National Geographic as their June/July 2018 Traveler cover. As it turns out, Takashi has been enchanted by Japan’s tallest peak for several years and often spends his weekends capturing the iconic volcano in all its majestic beauty.

Shooting around 10,000 photographs a year, Takashi’s growing portfolio features stunning images of Mount Fuji in three different styles: color, black and white, and “blue ink.” While each collection captures a different mood, one thing remains constant—the powerful presence of Mount Fuji.

Often shot at night or in the early hours of the morning, the photographer’s monochrome and midnight-hued images highlight the natural wonder’s tranquility and mysterious allure. The sacred mountain is seen peaking above the white clouds and fog, while it’s reflected in the surrounding, glass-like Lake Yamanaka. The artist tells My Modern Met, “I hope that people around the world will know Japanese charm through my Mt Fuji photos. And I would like them to come to Japan and actually see it.”

You can see more of Takashi’s spectacular Mount Fuji photographs on Instagram.

Japanese photographer Takashi Nakazawa captures the majestic beauty of Mount Fuji.

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Often shot a night or in the early hours of the morning, the artist’s black and white photography highlights the natural wonder’s tranquility and mysterious allure.

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The sacred mountain is seen peaking above the white clouds and fog, as the surrounding Lake Yamanaka below appears as still as glass.

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Takashi Nakazawa.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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