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Here in Yamato there are hosts of mountains, 
but when I ascend heavenly Mt Kagu,
so handsomely set,
and there behold my realm,
from the outspread land
rises smoke from hearth upon hearth,
from the open sea rise gull after white gull -
o what a fair land is the dragonfly isle -
this blessed land of Yamato!

Emperor Jomei, Man'yōshū Vol.1 #2


Landscape is not a genre of art, but a medium.

W.J.T.Mitchell, Landscape and Power

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