The 2'486 metres high Nantai-san, also known as Futarasan, is a volcano within the Nikko National Park in central Honshu (Tochigi Prefecture). It is a prominent landmark and can be seen in a clear day even from the Pacific coast. Mount Nantai is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan.
Japan 1938, Nantai Volcano.
The Futarasan Chugushi Shrine is situated at the north side of Lake Chuzenji and at the foot of Mt. Nantai. The name Chugushi literally means middle shrine. It is located between Futarasan-jinja shrine on the top of the Mt. Nantai and the Main shrine in the central of the city of Nikko. This shrine was built as a place to worship Mt. Futara (actually known as Mt. Nantai) in the year 784 by the priest and Nikko founder Shodo Shonin.
Japan 1962, Nantai Volcano (Lake Chuzenji).
Japan 1982, Nantai Volcano.
Japan 1991, Nantai Volcano.
Japan 1999, Nantai Volcano (Lake Chuzenji).
Japan 2004, Nantai Volcano (Lake Chuzenji).
The Lake Chuzenji was formed about 20'000 years ago by an eruption of the Nantai Volcano blocking the Daiya river. The lake has a surface area of 11,62 square kilometres and a depth of 163 metres. About 500 metres in the east of the lake Chuzenji are situated the famous 97 metres high Kegon Falls on the Daiya River.
Japan 2014, Nantai-san (view from the west).
The stamp was issued in the series "Japanese Mountains Series 5".