Nara

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Taiko drumming!

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It's a good thing this guy was hot,

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because it was pretty cold that day.

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This is just the *gate* to the temple.

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A wooden demon sculpture to guard the gate.

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The largest wooden structure in the world.

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Hi!

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It almost doesn't look all that large until there are some people in front of it.

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The central image.

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The light streamed into the temple.

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Our fortunes.

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Models showed what the original (larger!) building looked like.

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If a part of your body ails you, rub the spot on this statue and then on yourself; it is supposed to heal.

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Down the steps of the temple toward the gate.

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We climbed the hill and looked down toward Nara...

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... and wandered back as night fell.

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Ah, translation. We did not visit "The Prick Room."

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