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Shiranesanzan
Kita-dake (3'139 m), Aino-dake (3'189 m) , Notori (3'026 m)
Kita-dake (3'139 m), Aino-dake (3'189 m) , Notori (3'026 m)
Kita-dake (3'139 m), Aino-dake (3'189 m) , Notori (3'026 m)
100 famous Japanese Mountains
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The Kita-dake is after the Mt. Fuji (3'776 m) the second highest mountain in Japan. Together the three mountains Kita-dake (3'139 m), Aino-dake (3'189 m) and Mt. Nōtori (3'026 m) are called "Shiranesanzan", which means "Three White Summits". The name Kita-dake literally means "northern mountain," referring to its being the northernmost of the three mountains.

They belong to the Akaishi Mountains (Southern Alps) in the Japanese Alps within the Minami Alps Nationalpark. The Kita-dake and Aino-dake are two of the 100 famous Japanese mountains.

 

Japan 1967 Kita dake stamp Akaishi mountains

Japan 1967
The stamp is showing a view from the north (Kaikomagatake) towards the Kita-dake (foreground) and Aino-dake (background left side).

 

Japan 2001 Kita dake stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

Japan 2001, Kita dake.

 

Japan 2001 Shiranesanzan stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

Japan 2001, "Shiranesanzan".
From left to right: Notori-dake, Aino-dake and Kita-dake.

Japan 2005, Kita-dake.

 

Japan 2015, Kita-dake.
In the far background the Mt. Fuji.
The stamp was issued in the sheet "Japanese Mountains Series No 6".

 

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