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iwamotoyama-park-2
Japan
Copyright: Kiyoharu Takamura
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Taken: 28/02/2012
Uploaded: 01/03/2012
Updated: 22/04/2014
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Tags: mt.fuji; mt.ashitaka; hakone; ume; japanese apricot
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