The Movement of the Clouds around Mt. Fuji

Helmut Völter

In 1927, the Japanese scientist Masanao Abe built an observatory with a view on Mt. Fuji. For over 15 years, he studied the movement of the clouds around the mountain using film and photography. With his images, Abe wanted to answer the scientific question whether the clouds could be read as indicators for the air streams, vortices and turbulences around Mt. Fuji.

(screening, b/w, ca. 7 min)