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Nara, temples and deer

July 10, 2009
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The first one is the Daibutsuden, the main building of one of the buddhist temples, the biggest wooden building in the world. Hover for the rest ! Hints : tori and sacred trees = shinto, pagodas (originally, these are tombs) and incense = buddhist.

442 Toshodaiji453 Toshodaiji454 deer in Sangatsudo455 Sangatsudo459 Kasuga Taisha463 sacred tree Kasuga Taisha464 prayers Kasuga Taisha467 Pagoda Kofuku-ji474488 Yakushi-ji490 Pagoda Yakushi-ji

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  1. July 10, 2009 21:51

    Ah, I read about the Todai-ji. Also I saw some of those guardian kings, but not in Japan ๐Ÿ™‚

    I especially like Kasuga Taisha and its tree, and the path with many rocks ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing the pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have you seen any Sika deer?

  2. July 10, 2009 21:53

    Oh, it is a deer in that third picture! lol

  3. July 10, 2009 22:25

    So you’re more shintoist than buddhist ๐Ÿ˜€ and you’re welcome, I like brag-…sharing !

    Yes it is ! It looks forlorn but the deer are absolutely everywhere in Nara Park, you just can’t miss them. They even wander in shops and chase grade schoolers around ๐Ÿ™‚

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