Stark, mysterious, potent, looming, seductive, beautiful, iconic Mount Fuji. Overcommercialized, stereotypical, omnipresent, overcrowded Mount Fuji.
Typically seen as a backdrop to Japanese life, Chris Steele-Perkins offers a different frame to Japan's magical mountain.
Mr. Steele-Perkins captures this collision of time -- the past rushing full force into the future -- from a careful outsider's view of Japanese society.
Fuji: Images of Contemporary Japan