Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter
Connect your Digital Journal account with Facebook or Twitter to use this feature.
Connect
Log In Sign Up

Nara Japan News

Todai-ji — The monumental Buddhist temple of Nara, Japan Special

Nara - The Todai-ji Buddhist complex of Nara, Japan, consists of several buildings of which the largest one, an enormous wooden structure known as Great Buddha Hall houses the seated 15-metre high statue of Vairocana, the largest bronze Buddha image in Japan.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

Photo Essay: Kasuga Shrine — Three thousand lanterns of faith Special

Nara - The Kasuga Grand Shrine is one of the most important Shinto Shrines in Japan. The paths leading to the shrine and the grounds within the complex have thousands of stone and bronze lanterns conveying a feeling of beautiful harmony and religious mysticism.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 12 comments

Photo Essay: Architecture and Buddhist deities of Kofuku Temple Special

Nara - The Kofuku Temple complex in Nara, Japan, includes several beautiful historic buildings and treasured Buddhist figures representing a fine example of the religious culture and the development of Japanese art and architecture over the past 15 centuries.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 5 comments

Photo Essay: The 'sacred' deer of Nara Park Special

Nara - Nara Park, in the city of Nara, Japan, is home to a large population of deer who roam freely among the forest and vast lawns of the park, approach people, and add to the sense of peace and serenity given by historical Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 10 comments
 

Search Digital Journal Archives


Set up a news alert for

Nara Japan


Nara Japan Image

View of the  Utsushidono  building. At least 1000 brass and bronze lanterns hang from the structures...
View of the "Utsushidono" building. At least 1000 brass and bronze lanterns hang from the structures in the inner section of the Kasuga Grand Shrine.
image:137281:3::0
This little one seems to be ready to provide directions to visitors on how to get to various places ...
This little one seems to be ready to provide directions to visitors on how to get to various places in the park.
image:135455:6::0
Lanterns on the way to Kasuga Shrine. Since nature is the focus of the Shinto religion  Shinto shrin...
Lanterns on the way to Kasuga Shrine. Since nature is the focus of the Shinto religion, Shinto shrines are frequently located at hillside forests or near natural environments.
image:137270:10::0
Near the entrance to the Shrine one can buy  a  Onikuji  for ¥200. The Onikuji is a small piece of ...
Near the entrance to the Shrine one can buy a "Onikuji" for ¥200. The Onikuji is a small piece of paper, in the language of one's choice, where one's fortune is written. People tie the piece of paper to the twig of a tree to either promote good fortune or negate unfavourable predictions.
image:137279:5::0
Large numbers of deer mingle fearlessly with visitors to Nara Park.
Large numbers of deer mingle fearlessly with visitors to Nara Park.
image:135458:6::0
Large Stone in front of the Access to Todai-ji commemorating the designation of Todai-ji  part of th...
Large Stone in front of the Access to Todai-ji commemorating the designation of Todai-ji, part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara, as a World Heritage Site.
image:144182:5::0
Bronze lanterns hang from the eaves of the Naoraiden Hall. The Mitarashi brook flows peacefully alon...
Bronze lanterns hang from the eaves of the Naoraiden Hall. The Mitarashi brook flows peacefully along several buildings in the inner area of the Shrine complex.
image:137282:8::0
This male deer  with antlers recently cut  waits closely for a cracker. A pack of crackers cost abou...
This male deer, with antlers recently cut, waits closely for a cracker. A pack of crackers cost about US$1,8.
image:135452:4::0
The Great South Gate is a monumental structure. Detail of the woodwork in the roof of the building.
The Great South Gate is a monumental structure. Detail of the woodwork in the roof of the building.
image:144184:7::0
A recently placed lantern stands out among several older lamps. Most buildings  fences and gates in ...
A recently placed lantern stands out among several older lamps. Most buildings, fences and gates in a Shinto Shrine are painted orange-red (vermilion) and black.
image:137278:5::0
Inside of the Great South Gate of Todai-ji Buddhist temple in Nara  Japan.
Inside of the Great South Gate of Todai-ji Buddhist temple in Nara, Japan.
image:144185:6::0
Some deer are very curious and venture into shops selling deer souvenirs to visitors.
Some deer are very curious and venture into shops selling deer souvenirs to visitors.
image:135454:6::0
Kasuga Grand Shrine  Nara. The  Ninai Tea Room  is located next to the entrance to the Shrine’s Bo...
Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara. The "Ninai Tea Room" is located next to the entrance to the Shrine’s Botanical Garden.
image:137284:6::0
Great South Gate of Todai-ji temple.
Great South Gate of Todai-ji temple.
image:144183:6::0
Sika deer are beautiful animals  quiet  gentle  and can provide a feeling of peace and serenity.
Sika deer are beautiful animals, quiet, gentle, and can provide a feeling of peace and serenity.
image:135449:6::0
The Middle Gate and entrance to the Main Hall. In front of this gate there are several special lante...
The Middle Gate and entrance to the Main Hall. In front of this gate there are several special lanterns (red curved tops) described as Omiya-style lanterns.
image:137274:5::0
Sika deer at Nara Park love the rice bran crackers and can be fairly insistent to obtain them.
Sika deer at Nara Park love the rice bran crackers and can be fairly insistent to obtain them.
image:135459:5::0
Deer spend most of the time grazing under the trees in what seems to be family groups composed of yo...
Deer spend most of the time grazing under the trees in what seems to be family groups composed of young and adults. Most of the trees have wire mesh covers to protect them from the deer.
image:135448:7::0
Beautiful  large bronze lanterns stand in front of the Main Hall of Kasuga Shrine. Note the relief i...
Beautiful, large bronze lanterns stand in front of the Main Hall of Kasuga Shrine. Note the relief images of "sacred" deer on the base of the lanterns.
image:137276:12::0
Many deer hang around the stalls selling rice bran crackers.
Many deer hang around the stalls selling rice bran crackers.
image:135453:6::0

Latest News
Top News

Buy an ad on DigitalJournal.com

Corporate

Help & Support

News Links

copyright © 2014 digitaljournal.com   |   powered by dell servers