Sika Deer, are regarded as messengers of the Gods in the Shinto Religion.
They roam the grounds of the Todai-ji Temple and parts of the city of
You will see them cross the busy intersection in the crosswalk with
the tourists and the people who live and work in the area.
Sometimes they will cross the street by themselves but they don't pay attention to
Red and Green lights. So even if it is your time to drive,
you must wait for the deers to cross the road and they can take their sweet
time. After all it is their City and Temple !
Photos by sleepytako and mollybot
running. . . parsnip
music. . . Vanishing World, Final Fantasy