A view of Fuji-san

Here’s a neat picture of Mt.  Fuji  (富士山) that my wife took while she
was out today.

Did you know that Japanese people refer to Mt. Fuji as Fuji san?
That’s not san as in Miyagi san or Mr. Miyagi, but the kanji character
for mountain 山 can be read as yama or san, and when it
is attached to the proper name of a mountain like Fuji it is
read as san. So when my daughter Katie wakes up every morning
and says Ohayo Fuji san she is not saying Good morning Mr.
she is saying Good morning Fuji mountain. Though at
the age of 2 1/2 I don’t think she actually knows that yet.

| 18 years ago in Japan