Friday, April 28, 2017

Mount Fuji

Our short stay in Tokyo allowed for only a brief excursion out of the City.  This is the famous Fujiyama.  Seeing it in person - even from a bus window has in this photo - reveals the true size of this massive peak.  At 3,776 m (12,388 ft), mount Fuji is well down the list of the worlds highest mountains.  Everest, by comparison, is more than double the height of Fuji at 8,848 m (29,029 ft).  The suffix 'yama' means mountain Japanese so Mount Fuji and Fujiyama are correct, Mount Fujiyama is redundant and therefore incorrect.

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