Fujisan

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Fujisan. Mount Fuji (usually known in the W. as Fujiyama from a confusion arising from the Chinese character which can be pronounced ‘yama’ or ‘san’), a cone-shaped dormant volcano, the highest mountain in Japan (3,776 metres), about 75 miles SW of Tokyo, greatly revered for its beauty and sacred character. Although adherents of all Japanese religions revere Mount Fuji, it was made particularly sacred by the Yamabushi, the mountain ascetics.

Fuji, Mount

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Fuji, Mount a dormant volcano in the Chubu region of Japan, with a symmetrical, conical, snow-capped peak. Regarded by the Japanese as sacred, it has been celebrated in art and literature for centuries.

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