JAPAN TRAVELOGUE – DAY 9 – NARA IX – KASUGA TAISHA

by Antonio Gil August. 29, 2020 426 views

The path to Kasuga Taisha bordered by stone lanterns - Teresa's picture

The path to Kasuga Taisha bordered by stone lanterns - Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

♫♫ Kasuga Taisha, Nara ♫♫

Kasuga Taisha (春日大社) is Nara's most celebrated shrine. It was established at the same time as the capital and is dedicated to the deity responsible for the protection of the city. Like the Ise Shrines, Kasuga Taisha had been periodically rebuilt every 20 years for many centuries. In the case of Kasuga Taisha, however, the custom was discontinued at the end of the Edo Period.

Furthest in is the main sanctuary, containing multiple shrine buildings that display the distinctive Kasuga style of shrine architecture, characterized by a sloping roof extending over the front of the building.

Kasuga Taisha is famous for its lanterns, which have been donated by worshipers. Hundreds of bronze lanterns can be found hanging from the buildings, while as many stone lanterns line its approaches. The lanterns are only lit twice a year during two Lantern Festivals, one in early February and one in mid August.

www.japan-guide.com

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José Manuel 3 months ago

Animais, monumentos, arvores, tudo excepcional. Pbs.

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 3 months ago

Fico feliz por teres gostado Zé. Grande abraço

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G B 3 months ago

What an incredible set!  such grace and positivity is captured in this set my friend! the first shot is my fav smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to G B 3 months ago

I try to be positive G. Thanks for your kind message

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Jay Boggess 3 months ago

Fascinating place! Love the series, music video and commentary~ I'd love to visit Japan, if we're ever allowed to travel again....sigh...I'll bet you 2 are glad you have a record of all your past adventures to relive, during these restrictive times, as well..... It does me good to see these records, to be cheered up and to stay hopeful for a return to sanity & freedom!
Always a pleasure! Thanks!
+1 grinning +1

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 3 months ago

Fortunately I have more places to show here after this Japan series. That's a way of travelling again in these bad days. Thank you so much for your continued support dear friend. I really hope you can travel to Japan when we win over this thing.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 3 months ago

I'm always looking forward to the fine offerings U 2 consistently provide!
Thank You!!!
Be safe, stay healthy & have FUN (as much as possible, under current restrictions....sigh......)
Always a treat!
+1grinning+1

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 3 months ago

That's great news, Amigos!
Always a treat!
+1grinning+1 
Thanks for the well wishes for future travel adventures ahead for me!!!
I wish great travel in your futures, as well!!!
Stay safe & well, Amigos!

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Berckmans Peter 3 months ago

Nice variation in this set. For me #7 and #4 stand out. Just look long enough into the face of the deer without distraction. It takes you on a journey.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 months ago

I agree with you. It's like looking to a wise human being

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Camellia Staab 3 months ago

Although, I really like the series, several photos stand out. The little boys smile is contagious in #5. Then the deer in #4, your edit makes him stand out but also his eyes, are captivating. As always a fun read and photos.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 3 months ago

Thank you. The boy was wearing traditional clothes and their parents were the opposite. That shows pretty much the polarity of Japan.

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Francesc 3 months ago

Fantastic set!! ...I love the deer between the lanterns.... Happy weekend!!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 3 months ago

Thank you Francesc. You're always so supportive. Happy weekend my friend

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