Tricky and Holy Animal in Bali and Nara バリの猿、奈良のシカ

sleeping deer in Todaiji-Temple

 

monkey in Uluwatu-Temple. just has snatched the hair tie and run away.

There are many legendary animals which are considered messengers of gods. But it is unusual that you can see and even touch them for real.

Monkey in Uluwatu-Temple in Bali and deer in Kasuga-Shrine in Nara are two of the rare locations.

Both have been believed holy animals by locals for a long time. And lovely and wild animal roaming closely around you is one of the tips which attract tourists.

But be careful. They often play a trick on you. Deers in Nara love paper so much that you have to keep book or map in your bag. As monkeys in Bali always get excited when they find eyeglasses, cameras and stuffs like that, it is better not to wear them. Actually a monkey who should guard the temple from bad influence has snatched the hair tie from my wife!

神々の使者とされる伝説上の動物はたくさんいる。でも本当に彼らを見たり、触れたりできるっていうのは、あまりない。

バリのウルワトゥ寺院にいる猿、それから奈良の春日大社の鹿は、そういった珍しい場所のひとつ。

どちらも、長い間地元の人々から神聖な動物だと信じられてきた。そして、人のすぐ近くを歩き回る愛くるしい野生動物は、観光客を惹きつける素材の一つになっている。

でも気を付けて。彼らはよくいたずらをするから。奈良の鹿は紙が大好きだから、本や地図はバッグにしまうこと。バリの猿はメガネやカメラとかを見つけると興奮してしまうから、身に付けないほうがいい。実際僕の妻は、お寺を災厄から守るべきその猿に、髪留めをひったくられたから。

Nara Park (including Kasuga-Shrine and
Todaiji-Temple)

http://www.pref.nara.jp/nara_e/dd_aspx_itemid-1213.htm#itemid1213

Uluwatu-Temple

http://wikitravel.org/en/Uluwatu

 

 

 

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About kojiyoshimoto

Born in 1979 and grew up in Nara.Working for a city hall in Nara prefecture after 3 years carrier as an editor of design magazine in Tokyo. Hope my posts you inspire to go abroad to Japan!
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