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Photo Journal: First up Fuji

(Mainichi)

Climbers ascend a Mount Fuji path in Yamanashi Prefecture shortly past 8 p.m. on June 30, 2017, the eve of the beginning of the mountain's official climbing season. Hikers began their ascent on June 30 in order to catch the sunrise from the mountain's peak 3,776 meters above sea level, on July 1. However, intermittent rain had fallen on the mountain in the afternoon, prompting one 44-year-old climber from Sapporo to comment anxiously, "I want to see the sunrise." (Mainichi)

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