In their prints, artists played with the proportions of Mount Fuji. The vulcano is sometimes the main subject of a print, but landscape prints are often also a bit like picture puzzles, with a mini Mount Fuji somewhere in the background.
Mount Fuji was so important to Japanese culture and the Japanese identity, that it even appears where you would not expect to find it. For example, Hiroshige positioned the mountain in landscapes in which – in reality – it did not belong.
Mount Fuji is also often found in the background of portraits and interior scenes.