Reblog: This Nara workshop has been making deer crackers for more than 100 years

The oldest shika senbei maker in the city gives us an inside look and a fresh-cooked taste. Nara has several temples, shrines, and statues of historical significance, but arguably the biggest draw to the city is its herds of deer which freely roam its central park and streets. Though they’re wild animals, the deer are […] […]

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Todaiji Temple 東大寺

Todaiji (東大寺, Tōdaiji, “Great Eastern Temple”) is one of Japan’s most famous and historically significant temples and a landmark of Nara. The temple was constructed in 752. As the head temple of all provincial Buddhist temples of Japan and grew so powerful that the capital was moved from Nara to Nagaoka in 784 to lower […]

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Nara -gathering point for important shrines and temples Vol.3

Yakushi-ji Temple Yakushiji (薬師寺) constructed by Emperor Tenmu in the late 7th century for the recovery of the emperor’s sick wife. One of Japan’s oldest temples, Yakushiji has a strictly symmetric layout, with the main hall and lecture hall standing on a central axis, flanked by two Pagodas. The main hall was rebuilt in the […]

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Nara Vol 2.

Nara National Museum Built in 1895, the National Museum is the city’s most famous museum and houses numerous significant works of art. The most famous one of the Nara period of the 8th century. Permanent collection includes several galleries dedicated to archaeological finds. As well as beautiful exhibitions of sculpture, paintings, and calligraphy. I would […]

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Nara Vol. 1.

Let’s start with the most popular one and the nevertheless than with the most significant wooden structures in the world.  1-Todaiji Temple Most mentioned and most photographed place in Nara, located in the heart of the city. Park is home to history, culture, and nature. Highlights include watching the park’s roe deer wander the woods […]

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Nara

I guess so many people wrote something about it, so it’s pretty discouraging even to attempt to write something “new.”  But as a Fox, I’m pretty shameless, so let’s try. I sincerely believe that every human being is unique, and with that comes a different opinion. I didn’t want to visit Nara, by ani means […]

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