Al momento stai visualizzando NARA


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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 ShrineTakemikazuchi-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

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Keigo Moriyama Aerospace Engineer with the passion for photography start his career in 2006. Till now he made more than 7 exhibitions and work for Ryan&Rych ( the new italian fashion brand. Keigo's interested in working with performance artists, models,makeup artists, and stylists "The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE." Ernst Haas