THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
September 8, 2021 at 15:54 JST
KOFU--With fall still around the corner, Old Man Winter appears anxious to make his mark on the nation's highest mountain, almost a month earlier than usual.
The season’s first snowcap was observed atop Mount Fuji, which rises to 3,776 meters in central Japan, on Sept. 7.
The spectacle arrived 21 days earlier than last year and 25 days earlier than in an average year, the Kofu Local Meteorological Office announced the same day.
According to Hakuunso, a mountain lodge located at the eighth station on the mountain’s Yamanashi Prefecture side, a mixture of snow and rain started falling from the evening of Sept. 6.
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