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Kasuga Taisha: Deer

Kasuga Grand Shrine (Kasuga Taisha) was established in 768 as the enshrinement of the Fujiwara family in Nara. The Fujiwara were powerful regents who controlled much of the political state of Japan during the Heian period. The most famous aspects of the shrine are the architecture (which is named after the shrine--Kasuga-zukuri) and, of course, its many stone and bronze lanterns.

 

Kasuga Taisha. Nara City, Nara.

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Taken on November 20, 2016