December 29th after 7 hours of night bus we arrived at Kyoto and moved to Nara for a one day trip.
As usual the most interesting thing of Nara and most unusual for foreigners are the deers that you can meet around the temples.
[According to local folklore, deer from this area were considered sacred due to a visit from one of the four gods ofKasuga Shrine, Takemikazuchi-no-mikoto.He was said to have been invited from Kashima, Ibaraki,and appeared on Mt. Mikasa-yama riding a white deer. From that point, the deer were considered divine and sacred by both Kasuga Shrine and Kōfuku-ji. Killing one of these sacred deer was a capital offense punishable by death up until 1637, the last recorded date of a breach of that law.
After World War II, the deer were officially stripped of their sacred/divine status, and were instead designated as National Treasures and are protected as such. Today, visitors can purchase “deer-crackers” (鹿煎餅 Shika-senbei) to feed the deer in the park. These crackers are exclusively sold by the WNOW company.(source wikipedia) ]
As usual the always with me set Canon 7D+18-135 EFS. No photoshop fix except for a little bit of contrast
This time I had the opportunity to take a video of priest that was praying. Is another interesting thing for foreigners to see something like that