One Hundred Mountains of Japan - Kyuya Fukada


(Martin) #1

This classic of Japanese mountain literature by Kyuya Fukada has recently been translated into English by Martin Hood, a Swiss fellow. I’m almost done with his translators notes ( 40+ pages) and so far it’s a very thorough introduction with lots added to the original content as far as background information. I’ve only climbed two of these peaks (Omine-San and Aso-San) but I hope to summit many more while I’m in Asia and this book already has me inspired and working on my tick list for the coming summer season.


(David Walker) #2

I like to read old travel narratives. I thought a book recommended under that title was interesting.
Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps. by Walter Weston. A 2005 reprint of a book written in 1896.

https://www.amazon.com/Mountaineering-Exploration-Japanese-Walter-Weston/dp/1402193939/ref=pd_sbs_14_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=B95BV69ARPN0KEQNNAYW


(Martin) #3

Weston is discussed in the book I’m reading and Yes that is his classic that introduced mountaineering to Japan.