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The Mountains Are Living

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This chapter relates the author's experiences when she and her husband went to view their first sunrise of the year from the top of the mountain. The moon shone in the clear sky above the tops of the cedars. Snow was piled a foot deep and frozen hard among the leafless trees at the summit of Mt Yakuradake, 2800 feet high. The twinkling snow-covered top of Mt Fuji became pink-colored with the rising of the red shining sun. The chapter also talks about their trip to Mt Megamiyama, which had some remaining snow. Mt Megamiyama stood hazy in the intermittent rain falling. It is fresh with the new-born leaves of beech trees. The author and her husband also saw the peaks of Karakoram Himalayas as high as 23,000 feet are seen along with mountain folds. The snow- and ice-covered tops reflect back all light, creating a majestic and grand scenery.

Keywords: beech forest; Hakone mountains; Karakoram Himalayas; Mt Fuji; Mt Megamiyama; Mt Yakuradake; red shining sun; Tanzawa mountains



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