JAPAN TRAVELOGUE – DAY 9 – NARA III

by Antonio Gil August. 07, 2020 559 views
The Great South Gate of Todaiji temple is the largest temple entrance gate in Japan

The Great South Gate of Todaiji temple is the largest temple entrance gate in Japan

The two muscular guardians are known as the Two Kings of Tōdai-ji and it said they have been sculpted in just sixty-nine days. They measure just over 8.4 meters in height

The two muscular guardians are known as the Two Kings of Tōdai-ji and it said they have been sculpted in just sixty-nine days. They measure just over 8.4 meters in height

Todaiji temple ahead

Todaiji temple ahead

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Feeding the deer with "deer crackers" – explanation below

Feeding the deer with "deer crackers" – explanation below

On the way to the temple lies a lake with a tiny islet in the middle which harbors a Shinto torii gate

On the way to the temple lies a lake with a tiny islet in the middle which harbors a Shinto torii gate

A deer trying to undress a woman – Teresa's picture

A deer trying to undress a woman – Teresa's picture

♫♫ Video - Nara Deer visit the temple ♫♫

Nara is known for its "deer crackers," or "shika senbei" but in fact the deer within Nara Park are wild animals, and are perfectly capable of finding their own food. Throughout the year, a deer will typically eat several varieties of plant, including grass, silver pampass grass, and other varieties of land grasses. Nara's deer are actually divided into two types based on their diet: "park deer," who reside in the flat lands of Nara Park, and "Mount Wakakusa deer." For both, however, grass makes up the majority of their meals. This great dependence on grass makes Nara deer very different from other species of deer in Japan.

https://narashikanko.or.jp/en/feature/deer/

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José Manuel 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Muito belas.

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Foi um dia muito bem passado aqui. Abraço

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Nancy Andrea D 3 months, 2 weeks ago

As always, really enjoyed reading and admiring your blog photos!!

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Nancy Andrea D 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much dear Nancy

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Buster Bruce 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Top ten photographers in the world you are!

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Buster Bruce 3 months, 2 weeks ago

In my house, perhaps 😁. Thanks for making me smile my friend

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Colin Massey 3 months, 2 weeks ago

#5 Love this photo,  feel like I am there in the moment smile

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Colin Massey 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the compliment Colin 😊

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Amy Daniels 3 months, 2 weeks ago

It is so beautiful there Antonio

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Amy Daniels 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I agree with you Amy. It sure deserves a visit

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Pete Fitzgetald 3 months, 2 weeks ago

outstanding photos

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much Pete

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Heike 3 months, 2 weeks ago

The little guy in #4 does a great posing job! smile

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 3 months, 2 weeks ago

He was having lots of fun (sometimes I wish I could be a child again) 😊

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Francesc 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Great set ...I love the framework of the park...Great image Antonio...Happy weekend

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you my friend. Happy weekend for you too.

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 3 months, 2 weeks ago

They might be wild but they sure are not afraid of humans. smile

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Not at all. I saw some of them chasing people away in search of food in their pockets and so on - like some monkeys use to do.

3 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
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