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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
A shrine in the Crater Lake of Ancient Akagi-san

Some 30000 years ago, this massive volcano erupted, blasting molten lava and rock into the surrounding valley that slopes slowly down to modern day Tokyo. Now, it’s a quiet lake, a testament to the peace and history that lay hidden throughout Japan.

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Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Gunma Prefecture, Japan
Camera: iPhone 6
Copyright: © Michael Perreault