Many people know to Japan by the famous cherry flower world. Also known by the name of this country, “Land of the rising sun”. But rarely someone unknown to Mount Fuji as a sacred symbol and cultural soul of this nation.
Mount Fuji under the Sino-Vietnamese called Mount Fuji, Shizuoka province, less than 100 kilometers from Tokyo to the southwest. Fuji is the highest volcano in Japan (3776m) with a cone shape looks very majestic. People say that this mountain’s name is derived from the verb blow turned out “(Fuchi) in the language of the Ainu. Mount Fuji has erupted at least 10 times since the 18th century to now nearly 300 years have passed since its most recent eruption in 1707. ash, lava bounce hundreds of kilometers, covering the Tokyo, while giving the mountain peaks like today. Size the mountain area around 90.76km2.
Basin inside the crater remains of about 500m wide, 200m deep. Currently, Fuji is a dead volcano, but recently there are rumors that it is likely to work again.
With Mount Fuji Japanese people become “sacred mountains”, “mountain god” protecting Japan, bring good luck: first Fuji, Naka second, third Nasu. It means that, on the night of New Year’s Day, the most fortunate are those who dreamed of Mount Fuji, the second is the eagle, the third is eggplant. Many cult Mount Fuji has established a religious organization called Fuiiko mountain. The climb up the mountain is considered sacred work that anyone trying to get done once in a lifetime. Mountain climbers often start the journey from the afternoon, through the night and the next morning was watching the sunrise in the mountains. Each party in the night tandem, bright flashlight went straight up the mountain, seemingly a giant dragon curled.
Up top there are 5 main road: Kawaguchiko, Subashiri, Fujinomiya, Fuji-Yoshida and Gotemba. While going up to the top takes 5 to 9 hours, while down only took 3 hours. Sometimes harsh weather, long hard road, full of obstacles, but our origins footsteps when no respite. “Japan does not have Mount Fuji, like the United States does not have” Liberty “taker Japan said in the pride, excitement.
Today, the climate is very stable surrounding mountains. 5 big lake here is reinforcing the more spectacular scenery. Each year, Mount Fuji is opened within two months. From July 1 to celebrate people in mountain open door Gogome of Yoshida. August 31 every operation officially ended, but before that on the 26th, 27th closing ceremony la burning mountain was conducted. This is the time most ideal climate in Mount Fuji. On top of the mountain breeze, temperatures from 5 ° C to 6oc. Although not much time opening, but still appealing annually about 25 million people in Japan and foreign guests to visit, tourism here.
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Tet cultural cachet in Japan
Japan is the developed industrial powers ranked second in the world (after the US) and was the first Asian country opened introduced culture of Western civilization since 1868 to reform the only innovations name of Emperor Meiji (Meiji). However, Japan still famous today as the national focus to preserve and promote the beauty of the nation’s cultural identity, which must include the unique identity of the Cultural Festival ..
Because Western culture influence should the Japanese have long Chinese New Year according to the lunar calendar time as Vietnam, China and some other Asian countries. Because Western culture influences so modern Japanese, especially young people are very interested in some of the major holidays have originated in the West but was introduced to Japan and was “corona”, while N in, interfering with many cultural festival of Japanese traditions. Most evidence alone calendar in January, while the Vietnamese we are still calm with December last year, the Japanese lunar bustling, lively atmosphere during the day to welcome the biggest festival the last of the old year and the new year began to. It’s Christmas Festival (25/12 year old) New Year Lunar New Year calendar days occur throughout the year, Ceremony’s (15/1). The row takes place simultaneously the biggest festival thus making the atmosphere “Tet” in Japan was very active and had the opportunity lasted almost a month since mid September to mid 12 years old January new year.