Friday, August 27, 2010
Japan - Mount Fuji & Cherry Blossoms
MOUNT FUJI AND CHERRY BLOSSOMS
The symbols of Japan, as viewed from Kawaguchi Lake.
Sent by kogi, a postcrosser from Japan.
This is from Wikipedia : Mount Fuji (富士山, Fuji-san?, IPA: [ɸɯꜜdʑisaɴ]) is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 m (12,388 ft). Along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku, it is one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains" (三霊山 Sanreizan). An active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707–08, Mount Fuji is just west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day. 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.