My father-in-law and some friends climbed Mount Fuji last night. Recently a few hikers have died, and I heard the weather last night was poor. Fortunately, Docomo allows constant contact. Unfortunately, I used Google Translate to interpret my mother-in-law’s text message. Google Translate is incredibly BAD.
Winter is giving us many more clear days and perfect views of Mount Fuji from our apartment. This sunset was particularly spectacular. You can almost hear the cries of the virgin sacrifices.
I was awake early yesterday, and was surprised to see Mount Fuji with no cloud cover from our balcony. You can see the snow cover, and even the crevice running down the right side. Below is a cropped version of the photo.
Now I know that the sacred volcano is just to the left of the garbage incinerator smoke-stack.