The Bounty of the Mountains
The Tateyama mountain range in north-eastern Japan is known for its vibrant mountain scenery, drawing nearly a million tourists a year. The people who live at the foot of the mountains worship the sacred peaks and draw emotional sustenance from them. As the seasons unfold, the face of Tateyama changes dramatically. Over the course of a year, we look at both the abundant blessings that nature bestows on Tateyama and the people who live in this harsh but beautiful setting.