One of the places I visited in Japan but never really mentioned (since my blogging eventually degenerated into me posting pictures of dumb, random things and making dumb, un-funny remarks about them) was Nara, a small city about a mile outside Kyoto. Nara is famous for two things: one, its beautiful forest shrines and temples. And two, the fact that the temple end of the city is overrun with deer which are, if not quite tame, then certainly very fearless where humans are concerned. You can feed them and pet them and they’re totally fine with it. I didn’t, though, because they’re very mangy and probably infested with lyme disease or weeping sores or something. I did, however, take lots of photos of them, which I have preserved very earnestly in the cut after this link.