Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I live about a 20 minute train ride from Nara, Nara Precture, Japan, which is one of the country's original capitals. Basically, it's one giant UNESCO World Heritage site overrun with sacred deer. This past weekend was a three day weekend, so I walked around the town a bit. The guidebooks say not to visit on a Sunday or on holidays. I was just tough out of luck this weekend. Fail.
There'll be plenty more opportunities to site-see, so this was just a leisurely, deer-filled stroll. The deer are considered sacred, although, mostly they've just been imprinted with HUMANS MEAN FOOD. The gift shops are filled with deer-printed cookies & key rings and also many Sento-kun items (i.e., Nara's mascot, a baby-faced boy with antlers). Christmas 2013's hot item?