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Mt. Fuji

A Japanese Wonder... History Class :)
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Mrs. Levine

on 6 March 2014

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Transcript of Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji is located on the island of Honshu, Japan.
It is the tallest mountain in Japan.
It is considered one of the world's most beautiful mountains.
Mt. Fuji is also an active volcano.
Mt. Fuji Basics
Religion
Climbing Japan's Tallest Mountain
Many of the trips were made by pilgrims.
At various times, shrines to Shinto and Buddhist gods have been erected on the mountain.
Mt. Fuji is still climbed by pilgrims even today.
Sources
www.clccharter.org

www.comcast.net

Geography and History Activity 5

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Legends
There were many legends created about Mt. Fuji in medieval Japan.
One of them prohibited women from climbing Mt. Fuji until 1872.
Fuji
Interesting Fact: The name Fuji means
"fire" or "deity of fire."
Interesting Fact
The first recorded climb of Mt. Fuji was by a Buddhist monk in the A.D. 700s.
Mt. Fuji

By: Lucy Levine
Eruptions
The first recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji was in A.D. 864.
It gained it's present shape because of an eruption from another volcano.
Mt. Fuji's last eruption was in January of 1707.
Interesting Fact
Mount Fuji is considered young in the science world, even though it was formed about 25,000 years ago.
Interesting Fact
There are shrines at the foot of Mount Fuji that belong to the Shinto.
Interesting Fact
The only island in all of Japan without an active volcano is called Shitoku.
Shitoku
Mt. Fuji is a famous geographic and religious structure in Japan.
It has been considered sacred to the religions Buddhism and Shintoism for many centuries.
Early priests would say prayers at the base of the mountain to keep it from erupting.
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