Visitors enjoy 'Diamond Fuji' spectacle
NHK -- Feb 19
Visitors to a village near Mount Fuji and its residents were rewarded with a dazzling spectacle on Monday.

The "Diamond Fuji" phenomenon occurs when the sun is behind Japan's highest peak and shines like a diamond.

In the village of Yamanakako in Yamanashi Prefecture, the phenomenon can be seen in the evening in the autumn and winter. The village draws many visitors in early and mid-February, when weather conditions are mostly stable.

Many tourists, amateur photographers and others gathered by Lake Yamanaka.

The sun overlapped with the mountain peak at around 4:30 PM.

Those gathered enjoyed the sight that lasted only for about five minutes.

A man in his 70s from Kanagawa Prefecture said he is happy to have taken a picture of Diamond Fuji, describing it as more beautiful than he had expected .

News source: NHK
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