National Geographic : 1942 Aug
00 Torakichi Miura Fujisan, Japan's Sacred Mountain, Once Blanketed Tokyo with Six Inches ofAshes That eruption occurred more than two centuries ago. Faint steam fumes escaping near the top indicate that Fuji may notbepermanently dead. To sailors and air men, the 12,395-foot peak is a landmark, visible 100 miles at sea on a clear day. In foreground, Lake Yamanaka.