Mount Shari seen from Shari-cho, August 2014.
|Elevation||1,547 m (5,075 ft) |
|Prominence||1,070 m (3,510 ft) |
|Listing||100 Famous Japanese Mountains
List of mountains and hills of Japan by height
|Parent range||Shiretoko Mountains|
|Topo map||Geospatial Information Authority 25000:1 斜里岳
|Age of rock||Quaternary|
|Mountain type||Stratovolcano, Lava dome|
|Volcanic arc/belt||Kurile arc|
|Last eruption||ca. 0.3-0.25 million years ago|
Mount Shari (斜里岳 shari-dake?) is a quaternary stratovolcano and one of Japan's 100 famous mountains. Its summit is 1,547 metres (5,075 ft). The summit consists of Mount Shari, Southern Mount Shari (南斜里岳 minamishari-dake?) and the western ridge. It is located on the Hokkaidō's Shiretoko Peninsula on the border of Shari and Kiyosato in Shari District, Abashiri and Shibetsu in Shibetsu District, Nemuro.
Its former name in the Ainu language was Onnenupuri. The name Shari in Ainu means marshes where reeds are growing. It is also known by the names Okhotsk Fuji (オホーツク富士 ohōtsuku fuji?) or Shari Fuji (斜里富士 shari fuji?).
The mountain is made mainly of andesite, dacite, and basalt.
Media related to Mount Shari at Wikimedia Commons
- Shari Dake - Geological Survey of Japan