November 11, 2009

a little quize!

The other day, I went to Todaiji Temple. Todaiji Temple was burnt down two times as it was involved in civil wars. I found somthing interesting ,related to one of civil wars in the main entrance gate, Great South Gate rebuilt in 1203. The gate is supported by solid 18 pillars of Japanese Hinoki, Japanese cypress wood. One of them has this. Can you guess what it is??

東大寺、南大門で見つけたものです。今の南大門は1203年に再建されたものです。 18本の巨大な柱の一本で見つけました。さて何でしょう?? 東大寺は2度戦乱に巻き込まれて焼けています。ー これヒントです。

Nara deer are very smart!

I saw a deer crossing a busy street. Cars and buses were running slowly throug the jammed traffic, so the bus driver could stop soon. Seeing the deer crossing the street, two people also started crossing the street in a hurry. I wondered how the deer could catch this timing.

November 07, 2009

Deep autumn is here・・・・

Autumn is the best and most gorgeous season a year. Autumn leaves have turned their color to red, orange , yellow・・・. In the morning and the evening, it is getting chilly but during the day time it's very comfortable to walk around Nara Park.

By the way, have you heard deer mewling ? Autumn is the mating season and deer are mewling each other. Tourist are surprised to hear the deer crying very loudly sometimes. The deer in Nara Park fit in with the beautiful scenery of autumn leaves, don't you think so?
The center of the park is full of people as two major exhibitions are held , one is Shosoin-in Exhibition held in Nara National Museun and the other one is Ashura Statue back in the Temple Exhibition in Kofukuji Temple. There are a lot of people waiting in a long line.

But look at here Tobihino Field, there is nobody, you can enjoy this scenery by your self, here these scenes are yours. These trees are Chinese Tallow Trees(南京はぜ) whose leaves have turned the color beautifully .