Mount dream

Where’s the place that sparks your childhood imaginations and ever calls you to visit your whole life?
Where’s the place in a far-away land you need to go to before you leave this earth for good? A mountaintop, perhaps?


「富士山に一度も登らぬバカ、二度登るバカ 」

“A wise man will climb Mt Fuji once; a fool will climb it twice” – Japanese proverb

Descending to the mortal world,  (Photo credit:

It’s been just 3 years but it seems like forever. From the day I left the summit of Mt. Fuji, my ‘foolish’ adventurous spirit promised that I would somehow visit that place again in this life. After a bus trip from Tokyo to the so-called ‘5th station’, it’s walking all the way to the top. Beautiful, unearthly scenes unfolded before my eyes along the way up.  It’s the place that fueled the fire of my childhood imaginations and actually climbing it felt like climbing Mount Dream. After a cold and violent storm, watching sunrise at the summit was like catching a glimpse of realms beyond that of human beings.