Photos of Japan – Nara

Posted: June 29, 2010 in graffiti living

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This is my best picture from the beautiful Nara Kōen (Nara Park) in Nara, often called the Deer Park for obvious reasons. There are over 1,200 wild deer in the park, and they’ve complete run of the place. Some regard the deer as sacred, and they’re protected as National Treasures. You can buy little pancake shaped biscuits called Shika-Senbei (Deer Crackers) from street vendors to feed the deer in the park. This is great fun for everyone involved, but it turns out that deer also like to eat tourist maps. As I found out in Miyajima, where a deer mugged me for mine as soon as I stepped off of the ferry!

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