LIVING IN JAPAN
Living in the Shade of Sakurajima—The Most Active Volcano in Japan
Where ash-fall is an everyday occurrence
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live next to — or on — an active volcano? Well, that is what the people of Kagoshima, Japan, experience every day.
Sakurajima is an active stratovolcano just four kilometers across Kagoshima Bay from downtown Kagoshima City, in southern Japan. Although its name means “cherry blossom island,” it is no longer an island as a result…