Deer Enjoy Cherry Blossoms In An Empty Park In Nara, Japan

Deer Enjoy Cherry Blossoms In An Empty Park In Nara, Japan

If you’re looking for something wholesome and positive in this time of uncertainty, then this spectacle might be just the thing for you. While we can’t travel physically, we might as well travel through the beautiful pictures and videos other people share. Continue reading »

Nara’s Famous Deer Wander Streets, Station In Search Of Food After Coronavirus Tourism Drop

Nara’s Famous Deer Wander Streets, Station In Search Of Food After Coronavirus Tourism Drop
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Nara, Japan boasts the world’s largest bronze Buddha statue and the UNESCO World Heritage Site it is enshrined at, Todaiji Temple, but tourists may be equally enamored by the famous free-roaming deer that reside in the nearby Nara Park. At least 1,500 deer roam around the park, and have become the symbolic animal of the surrounding area (sometimes even regarded as messengers of Shinto deities). Continue reading »

“Urban Deer Of Nara”: A Photo Series By Yoko Ishii Documents The Free-Ranging Urban Deers In Japan

"Urban Deer Of Nara": A Photo Series By Yoko Ishii Documents The Free-Ranging Urban Deers In Japan

This is completely true, even though it looks like a staged or Photoshopped scenes – it’s not! Amazingly, in Nara, Japan, Sika deer live freely among humans in an urban populated city. They’re sacred and protected by law and free to roam within the man-made architecture, cars, and people. Continue reading »