|Deer (Nara) - Japan 2014|
One of the many semi-tame deer wandering around Nara's parks and temples.
According to local folklore, deer from this area were considered sacred due to a visit from Takemikazuchi-no-mikoto, one of the four gods of Kasuga Shrine. He was said to have been invited from Kashima,
Ibaraki, and appeared on
Mt. Mikasa-yama riding a white deer.