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!!!