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Mount Fuji is officially snowcapped -- 31 days later than last year

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It's official--Mount Fuji has undergone its annual winter transformation.

In what is an annual rite, the town of Fujiyoshida at the foot of Japan's tallest mountain announced that it had "officially" been capped with snow.

The announcement came 31 days later than last year.

People enjoyed the majestic scenery, snapping photos of the iconic mountain.

Weather agency officials in Kofu on October 23 said the mountain received its first snowfall, an announcement separate from Fujiyoshida annual "snowcap" announcement.

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