Mt.Sakurajima is a symbol of Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan.

It means “cherry blossom island”.

Originally it was an island, but in the 1914 eruption, lava flowed out and the island was connected to the land.
Even today, the island erupts regularly, and each time it erupts, it rains ashes on the city.
Kagoshima people look at the prefecture’s own weather forecast and decide whether to hang their laundry today.

In spite of the hardship, Kagoshima people love Mt.Sakurajima and they are proud of it.

By the way, Naples, Italy has Mt.Vesuvius, which looks just like Mt.Sakurajima, and they are sister cities because of the similarity of the urban scenery.