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Transcript of Mt. Fuji
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
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.
Geography and History Activity 5
There were many legends created about Mt. Fuji in medieval Japan.
One of them prohibited women from climbing Mt. Fuji until 1872.
Interesting Fact: The name Fuji means
"fire" or "deity of fire."
The first recorded climb of Mt. Fuji was by a Buddhist monk in the A.D. 700s.
By: Lucy Levine
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.
Mount Fuji is considered young in the science world, even though it was formed about 25,000 years ago.
There are shrines at the foot of Mount Fuji that belong to the Shinto.
The only island in all of Japan without an active volcano is called 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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