The grass-burning of Mt.Wakakusa
The grass-burning of Mt.Wakakusa,a representative image of Nara.
Mt.Wakakusa, a 342m high grass-covered mountains is famous as a home for many wandering deer who feed on the grass on the 33-hector gently sloping mountain.The mountain is popular among hikers because it is easy to climb.From the top of the mountain, it is possible to see a view of the entire Nara basin,as well as Great Buddha Hall (Daibutuden Hall)of Todaiji temple. As an annual event, the grass of Mt.Wakakusa is burned in January.Seeing the burning grass of the mountain brings people a real of winter in Nara.
Primeval Forest in Mt.kasuga
Mt.Kasuga in specified as a mountain dedicated to Kasuga Trisha shrine.It has been prohibited to cut down the trees or hunt animals and birds living there since 841.Therefore,the primeval forest boasts Japan’s largest number of huge trees, plus many rare trees as well.Primeval Forest in Mt.Kasuga has been preserved as part of the mountain dedicated to Kasuga Taisha Shrine,wich a respect for the old Shinto-based religious reverence for mountains and nature itself as a place where deities live.Due to this reason, the Forest preserves scenery imbued with the memories of the cultural traditions of ancient Nara.Therefore,it was not registered on the list of World Natural Heritage,but on the list of World Cultural Heritage.
Look at this about the colored leaves of Nara Park.
Look at this about Todaiji Temple.
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