On summer days Mount Fuji is often completely hidden in the haze, but you can sometimes see her in the early mornings and in the evenings. This was the case on August 1st, the day of the firework festival at Lake Yamanaka. The beautiful mountain enchanted watchers by slowly appearing as the sun cast delicate colors over the lake. After the sun set, small torches were lit all along the lakeside, and the lights of climber's huts could be seen glowing on the the mountain's upper slopes.
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I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for one year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for nine years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page has some 40,000 followers. I have been the Regional Partner for Yamanashi Prefecture since 2014. I am enjoying exploring the prefectures around Tokyo (I like to get off the beaten track), and I hope the photos and stories I share will encourage more people to discover this wonderful country.