A life of courage, joy and independence.
This mountain is located in Japan between the cities of Shizuoka and Yaizu. I climbed this mountain with three teachers from the elementary school where I work. The climb was made to examine the terrain and plan the course for a later climb with our school’s fifth grade class. Such outings are a common and popular event with grade school children who are taken outdoors to learn about nature and enjoy the changing seasons. My thanks to senseis Watanabe, Mochizuki and Sugiyama for inviting me along on this fun and interesting outing.