Saturday, September 20, 2008

Japan - Mount Fuji (JP-42137)

My 3rd official card from Japan shows the highest mountain of this country - Mount Fuji. According to the sender, sometimes it snows at the summit even in August!

Mount Fuji (富士山, Fuji-san) is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 m (12,388 ft). An active volcano that last erupted in 1707–08, it straddles the boundary of Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures just west of Tokyo, from which it can be seen on a clear day. It is located near the Pacific coast of central Honshū.

Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers.


1 comment:

Gone with postcrads said...

I like Fuji~~ It makes me feel peaceful~~