Sika deer

Sika deer

Sika deer - nihonjika 日本鹿(ニホンジカ) "Japanese deer" - A species of deer native to East Asia, overabundant in Japan - Known as "bowing deer" In Nara Prefecture where it can be easily found, esp. in the vicinity of many parks and temples as for Tôdai-ji.


Cerf sika - nihonjika 日本鹿(ニホンジカ) - Une espèce de cerf originaire d’Asie de l’Est, surabondante au Japon - Connu sous le nom de « cerf se prosternant » dans la préfecture de Nara où il peut être facilement trouvé, en particulier à proximité de nombreux parcs et temples comme le Tôdai-ji.

Kasuga Grand Shrine

Kasuga Grand Shrine

Kasuga Grand Shrine 春日大社 Kasuga-taisha
A Shinto shrine in Nara
Tutelary shrine of the Fujiwara
Established in 768 CE

Through the deer park
Bronze and stone lanterns
Donated by worshipers
Lit twice a year during two Lantern Festivals
Such a magnificent moment…

Nara Prefecture (2)

Nara Prefecture (2)

The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, Taketori Monogatari 竹取物語
A 10th-century Japanese narrative taking place in Nara
Modern tea ceremony developed by Murata Jukō 村田珠光, (1423–1502)
Coming with a rice porridge called Chagayu 茶粥
Nara period 奈良時代, Nara jidai
From AD 710 to 794
When Nara was modeled after Chang'an 長安

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