Nara Park

  • A public park located in the city of Nara, Nara Prefecture, at the foot of Mount Wakakusa
    ( rough location)
  • Founded in 1880
  • A large part of the park is state-owned land under control of Nara Prefecture

A large part of the park is covered by lawn. Over 1,200 wild deer, growing freely in colonies in the park, are classified as a Natural monument of Japan and are also protected as sacred creatures having brought the local divinity to this place.

Deer in the Park

The west entrance of the Nara National Museum in the Park

One of the exhibits explaining the "Mudra",
symbolic or ritual gestures in Hinduism and Buddhism,
(the one taken by the Dainishi-nyorai in the Diamond Realm)

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