With half of its inaugural event cancelled owing to an inexorable typhoon, the Mount Fuji-based debutante got off to a rocky start. Since then the now formidable festival has relocated to Mount Naeba, whilst retaining its original title. With a backdrop as photogenic as they come, the organisers have played to their strengths by creating woodland boardwalks and a cable car dubbed the 'Dragondola'. And no, it isn't shaped like a big dragon, we checked.
'Independence', 'cooperation' and 'respect of nature' are apparently the core tenets to fully enjoying the proceedings, alongside the possession of an umbrella in case that particularly typhoon happens to be out there still, biding its time.
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