Definition of Fuji-san
1. Noun. An extinct volcano in south central Honshu that is the highest peak in Japan; last erupted in 1707; famous for its symmetrical snow-capped peak; a sacred mountain and site for pilgrimages.
Group relationships: Japan, Nihon, Nippon
Generic synonyms: Volcano
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Literary usage of Fuji-san
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Terry's Japanese Empire: Including Korea and Formosa, with Chapters on by Thomas Philip Terry (1914)
"... to see (on the slope of Fuji-san) the lovely ... From Yokohama to the summit of Fuji-san. Fuji-san (Fuji Mt.) ..."
2. Greatest Wonders of the World by Esther Singleton (1900)
"Fuji-san (.JAPAN) SIR EDWIN ARNOLD I HAVE just made in the company of Captain John Ingles, RN, Naval Adviser to the Imperial Government of this country, ..."
3. Japan as Seen and Described by Famous Writers by Esther Singleton (1904)
"Fuji-san SIR EDWIN ARNOLD YOU would not wonder, residing here, that everybody in Japan ... Fuji-San, even among her loftiest sisters, is a giantess, nearer, ..."
4. Japan: Travels and Researches Undertaken at the Cost of the Prussian Government by Johannes Justus Rein (1884)
"The chief amongst them are the following :— Fuji-no-yama (Fuji-san) in ... Fuji-san rises on a broad base to a height of 3745 metres, isolated into the air ..."
5. The Playground of the Far East by Walter Weston (1918)
"CHAPTER III ANNALS OF Fuji-san (I.) Fuji in Literature, Legend, ... references to Fuji-san in Japanese literature are to be found in a very ancient and ..."