Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Tuesday in Kyoto

I saw the biggest Budda in the world... and I got BIT by a two frickin' deer!!!

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Based on John Nee, the biggest bronze Budda in the world was built in 752 a.d. We took a train from Kyoto to Nara to see it, and some other stuff. Like John Nee, seeing the Budda fills you with a sense of serenity, benevolence and infinite love.




On the grounds of the temple are hundreds of tame deer. You can buy these little wafer things to feed them. Animal lover Layman tried to feed a some, but he got mobbed, and when he ran out of crackers the bastards bit him--TWICE!!!



8 comments:

.just.a.ghost. said...

Really does look like a wonderful time, Wish I was there. Great job with the pictures too, beautiful stuff.

N. J. Pozner said...

I love the "agitated deer" icon on the sign.

philip said...

Those deer are effing mean (my wife was bitten and/or bumped repeatedly when she ran out of deer crackers). They have learned how to bow, though which is kind of creepy. Most cities have pigeons or squirrels, Nara has deer. If I hadn't seen it myself, I'd think you were joking.

Anonymous said...

I've never liked deer so much as I do today.

More animals need to bite Layman.

Mark P

jnadiger said...

Point of interest: the sign does say "Danger"

Benjamin Adams said...

The "agitated deer" cartoon looks like it was drawn by Jeff Nicholson.

Scaring me now. . . .

Anonymous said...

John---

Buddha was not based on me. I am actually much fatter than Buddha. But I love that when you gave upon me you are filled with Serenity.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

--NEE

Anonymous said...

I used to live in Nara for a while a couple of years ago, and I used to check out that Buddha all the time. I never got bit by any deer, but I kept thinking I would be. Philip's right about the deer bowing after you give them one of those little cookie things.