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View from the Northern Peak of Mt.Furisode
Japan

This is what you can see from the northern peak of Mt.Furisode (aka Mt.Hamaguri) in Himeji, Japan.

Furisode is a kind of Japanese traditional women's Kimono that has long sleeves. It is not clear why the mountain is called Furisode.

Its alias "Hamaguri" means clam.

It is told that fossils of clams were found from a huge rock on the mountain.
However, it is impossible to find such things from there because the mountain consists of rhyolite which is made through volcanic activities.
The clam-like stones found there were, according to experts, opal or agate.

The steel wire on the ground is a large net to prevent rocks from falling down onto the houses below.

Anyway, from the top of the mountain, you can see a nice panorama of Himeji.

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Uploaded: 28/10/2011
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