A 1942 issue of the same magazine features the Bantam
Tank Troop in a photograph titled ďAt the Foot of Mount FujiĒ; the camera positions Fuji as the crowning touch over this phalanx of boys in outsize uniforms, in front of tanks.
The synergy of such pictures goes far beyond what the text explicitly states: although Fuji is invoked as a guardian, at the same time, the images encourage and inspire the boy soldiers
to guard and preserve not only this national hallmark, but also the nation as the physical land and political entity nuanced by Fuji. That this deeper message need not be spelled out speaks to the power of Fujiís iconic status.