Sent in by my good friend VA Shepard, charter member of Team StormBringer:
I hiked this ridge in the Southern Japan Alps in August '94. The first picture is taken from Oku-Hodaka. That peak in the distance is Yari-ga-take. It's a Japanese tradition to watch the sunrise from that peak, but a round-eye beat them to the top that morning. Its the roof of Japan - I could see across the whole island from East to West.
VA Shepard Sends