|Blue afternoon: image by Alpine Light & Structure|
Image: Hakusan seen from Kasa-ga-dake, Japan Northern Alps
Ink: From One Hundred Mountains of Japan, by Fukada Kyuya
Many readers will have seen from one or other of the mountaintops of central Japan how, far to the north, Hakusan appears to float on a sea of clouds. And, I wager, the sight woke in you a sense of elegance with an undertone of loneliness.