The highest mountain (3,776 m; 12,388 ft) in Japan and the most loved by the Japanese. Located on the border of Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures in central Honshū. Mt. Fuji boasts a superb conical shape that has become famous throughout the world as a symbol of Japan and has inspired generations of Japanese artists and poets. Although dormant since 1707, it is classified by geologists as an active volcano. (adapted from Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1993)]
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