A pearl-bedecked Fuji

A pearl-bedecked Fuji

"Pearl Fuji," a phenomenon in which a full moon appears to be resting atop Mt. Fuji, is observed from Mt. Ohira in Yamanakako, Yamanashi Prefecture, on early Friday morning.

Because the full moon resembles a pearl, the phenomenon is called "Pearl Fuji," in contrast to Diamond Fuji, a phenomenon in which the sun sets behind the summit of Mt. Fuji, appearing like a shimmering diamond.

"Pearl Fuji" can be observed only in a cloud-free sky around the time of a full moon.

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