Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Nara is a small city about a 90 minute train ride away from Kyoto. Its most famous temple, the largest wooden structure in the world, houses a similarly imposing bronze Buddha. I trailed a group of female monks into the temple and watched them bow and take pictures just like all the other tourists. Tame deer populate the large park that surrounds the temple and local women sell biscuits so tourists can feed the deer. The deer don’t bother the visitors, except when they suspect someone is in possession of these biscuits. I saw an eager deer nose around in a woman’s purse. He seemed satisfied enough with eating her map.


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