Wild Boar Stew and Deer Antler Earrings

You know I live fookin’ rural when my neighbors specialize in wild boar stew and deer antler earrings. This Sunday, Kaori and Taka asked me to look after their gorgeous baby/toddler, Emma while they participated in an Organic market held in Okayama. I had so much fun and I really wanted to steal Emma but I resisted, somehow.
Here’s the pictorial evidence for ya’ll:
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Nara Photo Diary

Nara is that place in Japan where once wild but now tame Bambi roam.  Before Tokyo and Kyoto, Nara used to be the capital. This means two things: 1. the city is beautiful; many traditional buildings and ancient streets now home to artsy cafes and trendy stores to explore and 2. it’s a popular destination for school trips so you’ll be seeing/bumping into many (and I mean MANY) peeps in uniform. The prefecture’s mascot, Sento-kun is a funny looking half-deer, half-Buddha boy which, as you can imagine has offended many people. Hmmm what else? There are many shrines and temples but perhaps the most popular touristy attractions are Todaiji Temple (home of the big Buddha) and Nara Park (the deer home). As far as I understood, Nara isn’t famous for a specific type of food but you can find almost everything Japanesey (or shitty Italian) if you wish to.

I hope you enjoy my photo diary, taken and edited on my iPhone.
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