A view from Daizahoushi Pond
|Elevation||1,917 m (6,289 ft)|
|Translation||mountain of edible sand (Japanese)|
Mount Iizuna (飯縄山 Iizuna-yama), also known as Mount Izuna (飯綱山 Izuna-yama), is a mountain located ten kilometers north-northwest of the heart of Nagano, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Together with Mount Reisenji (霊仙寺山 Resenji-yama), Mount Menō (瑪瑙山 Menō-yama), and others, it forms the Iizuna range. It has an elevation of 1,917 metres.
This mountain is a sacred site for mountain-based religious sects such as Shugendo, and said to be the home of a tengu named Saburō. According to legend, there was once a strange, edible sand somewhere on the mountain, which the tengu would distribute in times of poor harvest.
- Iizuna Yama - Geological Survey of Japan
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