The Tateyama Mountain Range is considered as one of Japan's most famous spiritual mountains and has been deemed as a holy site for mountain worship from long ago since the beginning of the Heian era. Back then, people believed that they could meet the dead from the afterworld if they visited the smoky, deep valleys of Tateyama. Therefore, it is said that many common folks went up the mountain to worship.
Today, it is popular among climbers who are fond of clear air and Mother Nature's scenery. Throughout the year, the mountains that serve as huge, natural dams provide plenty of clean water. Such water is used for many purposes such as for hydroelectric generation and other miscellaneous uses and indeed supports people's lives and industries. With the highest homeownership rate and the largest overall area per residence both nationwide, living conditions in Toyama is considered to be very good.
Etchu Seto-yaki once died out, now there are revived 4 klins. Steve Jobs of the Apple loved it.