Diversity Abroad – Blog

Shika no Nara (Deer Nara)


A couple of weeks ago I went to Nara, which is famous for its large population of shika (deer). They like to get up close and personal with you and ferocious when they know you have food. My friend and I happened across a deer fight on our way to sightsee the temples.

I also got a picture of trees that were planted at Emperor Meiji’s sitting spot at a feast in 1908. Those trees are in the background of this postcard. I never knew what deer sounded like before this experience.

The temples were beautiful—experiencing Japan in this way is a dream come true!