The Hakusan or Mt. Haku is situated at the border of Gifu, Fukui and Ishikawa Prefectures.
It is the main peak of a large mountain range (Kaetsu Mountains), which extends for about 40 kilometres in north-south direction. Around the Kaetsu Mountains was established at September 12, 1962 the Hakusan Nationalpark. It covers an area of 499 square kilometres.
In the centre of the range are the three highest main peaks. Seven large and small crater lakes are dotting the summit area with the Gozengamine (2'702 m), Kengamine (2'677 m) and Oonanjimine (2'684 m). Those three summits are known as Mount Haku's Three Peaks. Other lists are including Mt. Bessan (2'399 m) and San-no-mine (2'128 m) and so called as Mount Haku's Five Peaks.
Other summits within the Kaetsu Mountains and the Hakusan Nationalpark are the Nanakura-yama (2'516 m), Yotsuzuka-yama (2'520 m), Hakusansyaka-dake (2'053 m), Mount Ōgasa (1'841 m), Dainichi-ga-take (1'709 m), Mount Nodanishōji (1'797 m), Mount Sanpōiwa (1'736 m) and others.
Japan 1963, Hakusan.
apan 1963, Midorigaike pond, Hakusan.
The Midorigaike pond is the largest of the seven ponds on the summit area of the Hakusan.
Japan 1983, Hakusan.
Japan 1998, Hakusan.
Gassho-Zukuri-House of Shirakawa-go (left) and Gassho-Zukuri-Houses of Gokayama (right).
Shirakawa-go and neighboring Gokayama are mountain villages located at the foothills of the Hakusan Mountains. The village area is upto 95.7% of mountainous forests and has been declared as an UNESCO world heritage site since 1995. They are famous for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses and some of them are more than 250 years old.
Japan 2002, title of the stamps: Ishikawa Alps.
(Ishikawa Alps, named after Ishikawa Prefecture, means also mountains of the Hakusan Range)
Japan 2003, Fukada Kyuya
The Hakusan in the background.
Fukada Kyuya (1903 - 1971) was born at Daishōji on March 11, 1903 near the Haku-san Mountains. He was a Japanese mountaineer, writer and well known for his book Nihon Hyaku-meizan (100 famous Japanese mountains).
The stamps are showing a view from Takayama region towards Hakusan.
Japan 2011, Hakusan.
The stamp was issued in the sheet "Japanese Mountains Series No 1".
Japan 2014, Hakusan, view from Kibagata.
The stamp was issued in the series
"60th Anniversary Series of the Enforcement of the Local Autonomy Ishikawa Prefecture".