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奈良 - Nara

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Nara was Japan's capital from 710 to 785
Nara was Japan's capital from 710 to 785
Nara Kintetsu Station is reachable in about 40 minutes from Osaka-Namba Station
Nara Kintetsu Station is reachable in about 40 minutes from Osaka-Namba Station
Nara Station
Nara Station
Nara license plate
Nara license plate
Arcade near Nara Kintetsu Station
Arcade near Nara Kintetsu Station
Arcade near Nara Kintetsu Station
Arcade near Nara Kintetsu Station
Japanese cub scouts, Nara
Japanese cub scouts, Nara
Japanese cub scouts and scoutmaster
Japanese cub scouts and scoutmaster
Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara
Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara
3-story pagoda from 1143, Kofuku-ji
3-story pagoda from 1143, Kofuku-ji
Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara
Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara
Nan-endu, the octagonal South Hall, originally built in 813 A.D., Kofuku-ji Temple
Nan-endu, the octagonal South Hall, originally built in 813 A.D., Kofuku-ji Temple
Nan-endu, the octagonal South Hall, rebuilt 1741, Kofuku-ji Temple
Nan-endu, the octagonal South Hall, rebuilt 1741, Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara
Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara
Dragon water fountain, Kofuku-ji
Dragon water fountain, Kofuku-ji
Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara
Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara
5-story pagoda from 1426, Kofuku-ji Temple
5-story pagoda from 1426, Kofuku-ji Temple
At 50m/165ft, his is the 2nd tallest pagoda in Japan
At 50m/165ft, his is the 2nd tallest pagoda in Japan
Detail of the 1426 pagoda at Kofuku-ji
Detail of the 1426 pagoda at Kofuku-ji
5-story pagoda, Kofuku-ji
5-story pagoda, Kofuku-ji
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple
To-kondo, the East Hall, rebuilt in 1415, Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara
To-kondo, the East Hall, rebuilt in 1415, Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple
Pagoda of Kofuku-ji
Pagoda of Kofuku-ji
Pagoda of Kofuku-ji
Pagoda of Kofuku-ji
Pagoda of Kofuku-ji
Pagoda of Kofuku-ji
Painter in Nara
Painter in Nara
He's painting the pagoda at Kofuku-ji
He's painting the pagoda at Kofuku-ji
Near Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara
Near Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara
Map of Nara-koen Park
Map of Nara-koen Park
You can get around the park in a rickshaw
You can get around the park in a rickshaw
Hand-pulled rickshaw, Nara
Hand-pulled rickshaw, Nara
Nara is famous for the tame deer wandering in the temples of Nara-koen Park
Nara is famous for the tame deer wandering in the temples of Nara-koen Park
The bucks have their antlers removed
The bucks have their antlers removed
Shops on the road to Todai-ji Temple
Shops on the road to Todai-ji Temple
The deer can be quite insistant
The deer can be quite insistant
Shop by Todai-ji Temple
Shop by Todai-ji Temple
The Buddha of Todai-ji Temple
The Buddha of Todai-ji Temple
Shop in Nara
Shop in Nara
Replica samurai swords in a Nara giftshop
Replica samurai swords in a Nara giftshop
Nara, Japan
Nara, Japan
Nara
Nara
Great South Gate to Todai-Ji Temple, Nara
Great South Gate to Todai-Ji Temple, Nara
Several of the temples in Nara are World Heritage Sites, including Todai-Ji
Several of the temples in Nara are World Heritage Sites, including Todai-Ji
Todai-Ji Temple and surrounding park, Nara
Todai-Ji Temple and surrounding park, Nara
Nandaimon Gate, rebuilt 1199 A.D., Todai-ji Temple, Nara
Nandaimon Gate, rebuilt 1199 A.D., Todai-ji Temple, Nara
13th C. Nio guardian, Nandaimon Gate
13th C. Nio guardian, Nandaimon Gate
Shame about the chicken wire...
Shame about the chicken wire...
Kagami-ike Pool and Daibutsuden Hall, Todai-ji Temple
Kagami-ike Pool and Daibutsuden Hall, Todai-ji Temple
Todai-ji Temple is the home of the Buddhist Kegon sect
Todai-ji Temple is the home of the Buddhist Kegon sect
Chu-mon Gate, Todai-ji Temple
Chu-mon Gate, Todai-ji Temple
Paper lantern, Todai-ji
Paper lantern, Todai-ji
Hall of the Great Buddha (Daibutsuden), Todai-ji Temple, rebuilt 1709
Hall of the Great Buddha (Daibutsuden), Todai-ji Temple, rebuilt 1709
Daibutsuden, Todai-ji Temple
Daibutsuden, Todai-ji Temple
This is the largest wooden building in the world
This is the largest wooden building in the world
8th C. octagonal bronze lantern, Tempyo period
8th C. octagonal bronze lantern, Tempyo period
The Great Buddha, Daibutsu, of Todai-ji represents Birushana
The Great Buddha, Daibutsu, of Todai-ji represents Birushana
Largest Buddha in Japan, 16m/53ft high
Largest Buddha in Japan, 16m/53ft high
Largest bronze statue in the world, the Daibutsu weighs 437 tons.
Largest bronze statue in the world, the Daibutsu weighs 437 tons.
Right hand raised in the promise of peace (semui-no-in)
Right hand raised in the promise of peace (semui-no-in)
The left hand is in the position of the fulfillment of wishes (yogan-no-in)
The left hand is in the position of the fulfillment of wishes (yogan-no-in)
Gilded wooden halo with the 16 incarnations of Buddha
Gilded wooden halo with the 16 incarnations of Buddha
Kokuzo-bosatsu, 17th C.
Kokuzo-bosatsu, 17th C.
Kokuzo-bosatsu, divinity of wisdom and fortune, Hall of the Great Buddha
Kokuzo-bosatsu, divinity of wisdom and fortune, Hall of the Great Buddha
Koumoku-ten, ruler of the west, one of the 4 celestial guardians
Koumoku-ten, ruler of the west, one of the 4 celestial guardians
Tamon-ten, another of the 4 celestial guardians
Tamon-ten, another of the 4 celestial guardians
Nyoirin-Kannon, fulfiller of all wishes
Nyoirin-Kannon, fulfiller of all wishes
Nyoirin-Kannon, Hall of the Great Buddha
Nyoirin-Kannon, Hall of the Great Buddha
Nyoirin-Kannon, fulfiller of all wishes
Nyoirin-Kannon, fulfiller of all wishes
Calligraphy in the Daibutsuden, Todai-ji
Calligraphy in the Daibutsuden, Todai-ji
Seated figure of Binzuru, said to have curative powers
Seated figure of Binzuru, said to have curative powers
Cloister surrounding the Hall of the Great Buddha, Todai-ji Temple
Cloister surrounding the Hall of the Great Buddha, Todai-ji Temple
Daibutsuden Hall cloister
Daibutsuden Hall cloister
This must be a gift from India
This must be a gift from India
Gate in Nara Koen Park
Gate in Nara Koen Park
Sorin (set of treasures) from the 7-story pagoda at Expo '70
Sorin (set of treasures) from the 7-story pagoda at Expo '70
Bell tower, Todai-ji Temple, Nara
Bell tower, Todai-ji Temple, Nara
The 2nd largest bell in Japan, 749 A.D., recast in 1239
The 2nd largest bell in Japan, 749 A.D., recast in 1239
Todai-ji Temple, Nara
Todai-ji Temple, Nara
Roe Deer, Nara
Roe Deer, Nara
Roe deer faun nursing, Nara
Roe deer faun nursing, Nara
Deer warning, Nara Koen Park
Deer warning, Nara Koen Park
Souvenir shop, Nara
Souvenir shop, Nara
Souvenir shop, Nara
Souvenir shop, Nara
Stone Lanterns, Todai-ji Temple's eastern precinct
Stone Lanterns, Todai-ji Temple's eastern precinct
Kaizan-do Hall, Todai-ji Temple
Kaizan-do Hall, Todai-ji Temple
Small hall near Nigatsu-do, Todai-ji Temple, Nara
Small hall near Nigatsu-do, Todai-ji Temple, Nara
Senju Kannon, Todai-ji Temple
Senju Kannon, Todai-ji Temple
Dragon water fountain, Todai-ji Temple
Dragon water fountain, Todai-ji Temple
Dragon water fountain, Todai-ji Temple
Dragon water fountain, Todai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do (Second Month Hall), rebuilt 1699
Nigatsu-do (Second Month Hall), rebuilt 1699
Nigatsu-do
Nigatsu-do
Nigatsu-do
Nigatsu-do
View from the terrace of the Nigatsu-do (Hall of the Second Month)
View from the terrace of the Nigatsu-do (Hall of the Second Month)
Nigatsu-do (Hall of the Second Month), Todai-ji Temple, Nara
Nigatsu-do (Hall of the Second Month), Todai-ji Temple, Nara
Stone markers, Todai-ji Temple, Nara
Stone markers, Todai-ji Temple, Nara
Sangatsu-do (Second Month Hall) the oldest building at Todai-ji Temple, 733 A.D.
Sangatsu-do (Second Month Hall) the oldest building at Todai-ji Temple, 733 A.D.
Sangatsu-do (Second Month Hall) contains numerous ancient statues
Sangatsu-do (Second Month Hall) contains numerous ancient statues
Fukukenjaku-Kannon
Fukukenjaku-Kannon
8th C. National treasures, Sangatsu-do, Todai-ji Temple
8th C. National treasures, Sangatsu-do, Todai-ji Temple
Sangatsu-do, Todai-ji Temple
Sangatsu-do, Todai-ji Temple
National treasures, Sangatsu-do
National treasures, Sangatsu-do
Tamukeyama Hachimangu Shrine, Nara
Tamukeyama Hachimangu Shrine, Nara
Roe deer sprouting antlers
Roe deer sprouting antlers
Gift shop, Nara
Gift shop, Nara
Roe deer in front of Mt. Wakakusayama (342m)
Roe deer in front of Mt. Wakakusayama (342m)
Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara
Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara
Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Newborn at the Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Newborn at the Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Newborn at the Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Newborn at the Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Fortune teller booths, Kasuga Tortune teller, Kasuga Taisha Shrine%22C Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara
Fortune teller booths, Kasuga Tortune teller, Kasuga Taisha Shrine%22C Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara
Fortune teller, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Japan
Fortune teller, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Japan
Stone lanterns, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara
Stone lanterns, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara
Stone Lanterns, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara
Stone Lanterns, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara
Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Kasuga Taisha Shrine
The Nara deer are said to be divine messengers
The Nara deer are said to be divine messengers
Deer fountain at Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Deer fountain at Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Sake, Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Sake, Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Sake, Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Sake, Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Homotsu-den (Treasure Hall)  Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Homotsu-den (Treasure Hall) Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Sword exhibition at the Kasuga Taisha treasure hall
Sword exhibition at the Kasuga Taisha treasure hall
Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Write your wish
Write your wish
Hang it by the temple
Hang it by the temple
Some are not so reverent
Some are not so reverent
Nara deer
Nara deer
Rickshaw, Nara
Rickshaw, Nara
Rickshaw, Nara
Rickshaw, Nara
Nara National Museum
Nara National Museum
Nara National Museum
Nara National Museum
Nara National Museum
Nara National Museum
Buddhist library, part of the Nara National Museum complex
Buddhist library, part of the Nara National Museum complex
Lane in old Nara
Lane in old Nara
Posters in Nara
Posters in Nara
Narrow road in Nara
Narrow road in Nara
Round window on a shop in Nara
Round window on a shop in Nara
Shopping arcade, Nara
Shopping arcade, Nara
Japanese restaurant, Nara
Japanese restaurant, Nara
Cafe, Nara
Cafe, Nara
Nara manhole cover
Nara manhole cover
Nara
Nara
Roadside beer machine, Nara
Roadside beer machine, Nara
Minor temple in Nara
Minor temple in Nara
Nara's main shopping area, Sandojori
Nara's main shopping area, Sandojori
Preparing Yomogimochi (steamed rice paste mixed with the yomogi herb).
Preparing Yomogimochi (steamed rice paste mixed with the yomogi herb).
I have to wonder how often he's gotten his hand smashed
I have to wonder how often he's gotten his hand smashed
Rolling the Yomogimochi into balls
Rolling the Yomogimochi into balls
The finished product
The finished product
Small restaurant near Nara Station with displays of plastic food
Small restaurant near Nara Station with displays of plastic food
Pichenko hall near Nara Station
Pichenko hall near Nara Station
Modern hand-shaped chair for sale, Nara
Modern hand-shaped chair for sale, Nara
Roadsign in Nara for Osaka and Kyoto
Roadsign in Nara for Osaka and Kyoto
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