Town near Mount Fuji builds screen to block view of mountain and ease overcrowding of tourists

The town of Fujikawaguchiko, known for a photo spot that offers Japan's iconic Mount Fuji as if rising from atop a local convenience store, has constructed a huge black screen on a stretch of a sidewalk to block the view of the mountain. The town on Tuesday completed construction of the barricade near a Lawson convenience store, which suddenly started attracting foreign tourists a couple of years ago as a popular photo spot, apparently after a photo taken in a particular angle showing Mount Fuji in the background as if it the picturesque mountain sits atop the store roof became a social media sensation.