Play hide-and-seek with a ”deer in Todaiji Temple”: A deer in Nara during the morning

Hello, as you can see, I’m deer. I live in Todaiji Temple in Nara. People recognize me as a sacred being because the God,“Takemikazuchi-no-mikoto” rode me here. Well, I don’t really care for many things, just as long as I can get rice crackers. Guarding the temple is my everyday duty. Yeah, I sometimes feel like I live in such a good place. Going on patrol in the morning… Hmm…I got bored. Take a break. Won’t you play hide and seek with me? Find me! Oops, I need to disguise myself! Can you tell which one is me? I’m here! Still can’t tell? I think I’m giving you a big […]

deer in Todaiji Temple


Hello, as you can see, I’m deer.
I live in Todaiji Temple in Nara.

People recognize me as a sacred being because the God,“Takemikazuchi-no-mikoto” rode me here.

Well, I don’t really care for many things, just as long as I can get rice crackers.

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Guarding the temple is my everyday duty.

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Yeah, I sometimes feel like I live in such a good place.

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Going on patrol in the morning…

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Hmm…I got bored.

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Take a break. Won’t you play hide and seek with me?
Find me!

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Oops, I need to disguise myself!

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Can you tell which one is me?

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I’m here! Still can’t tell? I think I’m giving you a big hint…

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Here you go! I’m waiting for you to come and find me in Todaiji Temple!

Map

406-1 Zōshi-chō, Nara, Nara Pref.

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Wasabi

Wasabi

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I’m a freelance translator from Tokyo who likes to travel right in the middle of the unpredictables in life. Through the translation of articles I hope to create points of contact between Japan and the rest of the world. As a writer, I want to add information that isn’t in the guide book, from a “wasabi” perspective!

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Address 406-1 Zōshi-chō, Nara, Nara Pref.
Access 5- to 10-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station/20-minute walk from JR Nara Station