Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01423
A contemporary folding screen by Ogata Korin correctly depicts the last eruption of Mount Fuji in 1707 that occured from the SE-flank Hoei crater (dark area at left); the ash plume is dispersing to the NE. The major explosive eruption was continuous during 16-20 December and intermittent until February 1708. Ashfall from this eruption, the largest from Fujisan in historical time, reached the capital city of Edo (Tokyo). Secondary lahars damaged houses and agricultural land.
Photo by Chip Clark (Smithsonian Institution; courtesy of Robert Simmons).