Nara

On the last day in Japan, the 22nd of September, we took a train to Nara. It is famous for two things, the deer park, with over thousand free roaming deer, and the largest bronze buddha inside a building.

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Nara manhole cover.
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It was a hot day, we really wanted to join the bambi pool party.
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Aaaaaahhhwwwwww!
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Petting bambi! So kawaii!
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Cookies trading for petting.
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Closing in on the Kasugataisha shrine, there were littereraly thousands of lanterns.
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Stone lanterns...
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metal lanterns...
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golden lanterns...
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lanterns with deer...
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lanterns in the dark...
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lanterns with threes and flowers...
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and lanterns with bunnies.
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No need to cut the three. Just build the shrine around it.
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Time for a break.
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Deer in Japan are considered messengers of the Shinto Gods.

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Next we went to the Todaji temple to see the large bronze buddha. The temple itself was impressive in size and is the largest wooden building in the world.
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Purify your body by lighting incense befor entering the temple.
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There it is. On the right, 15 meter tall.
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A wooden guard at the back of the temple
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To help restauration of the temple we donated 1000 yen. In exchange we could write a wish on a tile that will be put on the roof someday.

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Engrish message on the back of this guys shirt. I guess everybody want more rocks 🙂
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We found some more deer to get rid of our deer cookies.
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While Araldo was feeding one of the deers, another one was more interesting in his nuts.
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Traces of deer siliva.
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Deer affairs.
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"Screw the rules" says the bambi. Bye bye Nara.

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