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Fuji Awakening

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Mt. Fuji at dawn seen from the peak of Kitadake, the second highest peak in Japan, in the South Japan Alps, 1984

Taken in the summer of 1984, the first time I climbed Kitadake (North Peak), the second highest mountain in Japan. I was clambering down the south slope of the mountain after a dawn ascent of the summit when I came across this classic view of Mt. Fuji floating serenely to the east above a lavender sea of clouds.