Samurai Dave: The Roving Ronin Report

Rambling Narrative of Travels, Thoughts, and Embellishments

Japanese Bowing Deer of Nara

In the old Japanese capital of Nara, deer have been living there free from being turned into burgers for over a thousand years. They live relatively comfortable fed by hordes of photo-snapping tourists. Supposedly close contact with people have given them human characteristics. If you bow to them, the deer will bow back.

September 9, 2013 - Posted by | travel | , , , ,


  1. WTF? They must be making a fortune on this “freeware” interface to GPL’d work. The download links are all just links to the same page (refreshing it a Click

    Comment by sallielindsay82948 | April 8, 2016 | Reply

  2. It’s a pity that the oldest contents of such an useful page are sometimes no longer available. Check for instance the information on Yuki Onna (the pics are all blank!)

    Comment by Ana Rufino | April 12, 2017 | Reply

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