Fuji-san at 6.45 in the morning

19 12 2009

Today was the last day of term 2 exams and the last day of school for students. As I was eating breakfast I saw Fuji-san from the dining room window and so walked up to the carpark below the buddhist temple near us and took some photos. The sun was just rising in the east and the sky still had a pink tinge to it. Mt Fuji was very clear and it was very cold that early in the morning! Since the forecast for today was 7 degrees, I’m guessing it was something like 4 degrees when I took these photos.

By lunchtime he had disappeared under cloud and the sky was no longer crisp and clear. But after lunch was also the start of yuki-yasumi so it’s a happy day!

Mt Fuji from Kisarazu.

Mt Fuji in the dusty pink skies of sunrise.

Mt Fuji, a little shy

13 12 2009

We were promised that Mt Fuji is seen lots during winter from Kisarazu. It was almost visible one day last week, but the contrast wasn’t that great. You can see the snow on the volcanic peak, but its very faint.

Fuji-san shows his face

21 11 2009

While Fuji-san was well and truly hidden while we were on his doorstep in Hakone, on mum and dad’s last morning in Kisarazu he popped up above the clouds and we were able to see his snow covered peak. We were able to see him as we walked to the school bus stop on Tuesday morning.

Across the port of Kisarazu, over Tokyo Bay and about 150km away sits Mt Fuji.