Mount Myōgi in the summer
|Elevation||1,103 m (3,619 ft)|
Mount Myōgi (妙義山? Myōgi-san) is one of the major mountains in the Gunma Prefecture, Japan. Well known for its rocks weathered into fantastic forms, this famous peak is ranked among Japan's three most noted places of rugged beauty. There are many hiking courses, and when the foliage changes color there are splendid views to be seen.1
In popular culture
Mount Myōgi is mentioned in the street racing manga, video game, and anime series Initial D. It is the home course of the racing team called the Night Kids, and is the setting for three races in the anime and manga.
In February 1900 a Japanese man killed seven people at the shrine in Myōgi, Japan. The man grabbed a sword from a policeman, killed the chief priest and three attendants, and then turned against the crowd who had rushed to the scene, murdering three other people, before he himself was killed.
- http:of shocking murders at Yokohama, Los Angeles Times (February 23, 1900)
- http:of News from Japan, The Chanute Daily Tribune (February 23, 1900)
- Teikoku's Complete Atlas of Japan, Teikoku-Shoin Co.,Ltd. Tokyo 1990, ISBN 4-8071-0004-1
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