Nara, Japan

It’s a rainy day today here in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. For that reason, I have some time to catch up on posts, of which there are many. I’m going to show you my journey mainly through pictures. Enjoy:)

This is Nara, Japan.

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Sake Kegs
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Inside the temple grounds, so lush and green:)
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Spring
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The buddhas in these temples date to the 7th century. That’s before I was born.
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Rice paddy in ur backyard.
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My future house.
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That’s real… real friendly deer.
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The biggest temple ever.
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Apparently it burned down twice. This one is one third the size of the original. That made us real happy.
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Big buddha.
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He looked awfully angry at this scroll.
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There’s a hole in the wooden post that’s the size of the Buddha’s nostril. If you can fit through it you’ll have good luck.
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Can we do it?
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I did it (barely).
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George did it.
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This baby did it.
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These deer run all over the temple grounds. People always feed them so they’re very desensitized to people.
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Lord of the Rings roots.
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Deer family looking suspicious.
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This dragon reminds you to wash your hands before entering the temple grounds.
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Saw this guy relaxing under a tree.
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He saw me and got a little nervous.
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And up and away he went.

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HEYYYYYY!

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The day ended with a yakiniku dinner
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Yum.

Nara was really great. I went with a couple of my students and George. We had an awesome time. It’s definitely a city worth visiting and contains a lot of insight into Japan’s incredible history.

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