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富士山、世界遺産

 


ちょっと出遅れ感がありますが、UNESCOの世界遺産サイトの発表が以下です。

Fujisan, Sacred Place and Source of Artistic Inspiration (Japan)
The beauty of the solitary, often snow-capped, stratovolcano, known around the world as Mount Fuji, rising above villages and tree-fringed sea and lakes has long inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimages. Its representation in Japanese art goes back to the 11th century but 19th century wood block prints have made Fujisan become an internationally recognized icon of Japan and have had a deep impact on the development of Western art. The inscribed property consists of 25 sites which reflect the essence of Fujisan’s sacred landscape. In the 12th century, Fujisan became the centre of training for ascetic Buddhism, which included Shinto elements. On the upper 1,500-metre tier of the 3,776m mountain, pilgrim routes and crater shrines have been inscribed alongside sites around the base of the mountain including Sengen-jinja shrines, Oshi lodging houses, and natural volcanic features such as lava tree moulds, lakes, springs and waterfalls, which are revered as sacred.

安倍首相のメッセージが以下なのですが、同じメッセージを英語でも同じタイミングで出してほしかったです。Sacred Placeという点はあまり強調されていませんね。

平成25年6月22日
「富士山」世界遺産登録にあたっての総理メッセージ

 きれいな稜線、端正なたたずまい。時に荒々しく、時に幻想的。富士山の多彩な美しさに、古来、私たち日本人は、感動し、元気づけられてきました。
 その「私たちの富士山」が、今日、「世界の富士山」になりました。心から嬉しく思います。
 ゴッホの絵にも描かれた富士山は、まさに「クールジャパン」の元祖。世界遺産登録を機に、政府も海外への発信を強化し、多くの外国の方々にも、日本に足を運んでもらい、富士山を見てほしいと願います。
 私たちの富士山は、私たちの誇りであり、私たちが守り、次世代に引き継いでいかねばなりません。
 「富士は日本一の山」誰もが親しんだ歌とともに、世代を越えて、富士山を守っていく。国民の皆さんとともに、その決意を新たにしたいと思います。
平成25年6月22日
内閣総理大臣  安 倍 晋 三

外国の人にとっては、やはり浮世絵のインパクトが大きいのでしょうね。世界遺産のサイトでは以下のようにありました。

19th century wood block prints have made Fujisan become an internationally recognized icon of Japan and have had a deep impact on the development of Western art.

昨日触れたイザベラバードの富士山も北斎の富士山に影響を受けたのかもしれないなとも思いました。



ウィキペディアには富嶽三十六景の英語版の説明Thirty-six Views of Mount Fujiも充実しています。有名な絵のタイトルって、神奈川沖浪裏とか、凱風快晴とかいうんですね(汗)

Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji
The Great Wave off Kanagawa (神奈川沖浪裏 Kanagawa-oki nami-ura?) original print
Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (富嶽三十六景 Fugaku Sanjūrokkei?) is an ukiyo-e series of large, color woodblock prints by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849). The series depicts Mount Fuji in differing seasons and weather conditions from a variety of different places and distances. It actually consists of 46 prints created between 1826 and 1833. The first 36 were included in the original publication and, due to their popularity, ten more were added after the original publication.[1]

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The Great Wave off Kanagawa
The Great Wave off Kanagawa (神奈川沖浪裏 Kanagawa-oki nami-ura?, lit. "Under a Wave off Kanagawa"), also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave, is a woodblock print by the Japanese artist Hokusai. An example of ukiyo-e art, it was published sometime between 1830 and 1833[1] (during the Edo Period) as the first in Hokusai's series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei (富嶽三十六景?)), and is his most famous work. This particular woodblock is one of the most recognized works of Japanese art in the world. It depicts an enormous wave threatening boats near the Japanese prefecture of Kanagawa. While sometimes assumed to be a tsunami[citation needed], the wave is, as the picture's title notes, more likely to be a large okinami – literally "wave of the open sea." As in all the prints in the series, it depicts the area around Mount Fuji under particular conditions, and the mountain itself appears in the background.
Copies of the print are in many Western collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the British Museum in London, the Art Institute of Chicago, and in Claude Monet's house in Giverny, France. There is also a copy in the Asian Gallery of the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.

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Fine Wind, Clear Morning
Fine Wind, Clear Morning (凱風快晴 Gaifū kaisei), also known as South Wind, Clear Sky [1] or Red Fuji,[2] is wood block print by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), part of his Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series. It dates from approximately 1830-32, the Edo period,[2] and is currently held by museums worldwide, including the British Museum[3] in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art[2] in New York City, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.


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歌川広重のは、『六十余州名所図会』「駿河 三保のまつ原」というんですね。英語だとFamous Views of the 60-odd Provinces
のThe Pine Grove at Mio in Suruga Provinceとなるようです。
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