I wrote a post recently in which I made a mistake. I saw the kanji for Toyama and thought it was Mt. Fuji. This is the post.
I realized my mistake the other day when I was studying the prefectures in Japanese. I saw Toyama and thought “Oh, how HORRIBLE! I made a MISTAKE on my BLOG!!!!”
This of course bothered me and kept me awake at nights.
Actually, however, I think my mistake was quite understandable.
富山 is “Toyama”
富士 is “Fuji”
You can see the first kanji is the same.
The second is different. I made my mistake when I saw “mountain” 山 and I wrongfully deduced that that it was Mt. Fuji.
Dammit, Japanese Language. You win this time. But we’ll meet again…