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Mount Fuji

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Rising 12,388 feet, Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest peak. Though still classified as active, the stratovolcano has lain dormant since 1707. Its cultural and spiritual influence extends far beyond Japan’s borders. Mount Fuji is known as a beloved symbol of Japan, featured in art and poetry through the ages, including the famous Hokusai woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji published circa 1830–1832 at the end of the Edo period. Today, it is a popular tourist destination, especially during the warmer months of the year when trails are open for climbers.—Prepared by the World Tribune staff

November 18, 2023, World Tribune, p. 12

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