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Photo Journal: Frosted Fuji

(Mainichi)

Frost paints the area white as Mount Fuji rises in the background of this photo, which was taken in Yamanakako, Yamanashi Prefecture, on Dec. 18, 2015. An area around 1,000 meters above sea level at the northern base of the mountain registered -7.1 degrees Celsius at 6:52 a.m. on Dec. 18. The winter tradition of ice fishing for Japanese smelt on the lake will begin after the temperature has dropped to lower levels. (Mainichi)

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