View from the ferry.



Outside of our ryokan.





"What do you mean, 'humans only?'"



"What if I looked at you with my sad deer eyes?"



Fog over Hiroshima.



Walking toward the floating shrine, I saw this spooky sight...







... and this beautiful one.


From: [identity profile] spectralbovine.livejournal.com


Whyyyyy is there a deer wandering around?

(He says, having been to India, where there are buffalo wandering around.)

From: [identity profile] rachelmanija.livejournal.com


It's a thing in Miyajima. They're technically wild, but have been tamed by tourists.

From: [identity profile] sartorias.livejournal.com


Those photos are exquisite.

(And a whole lot different than my father-in-law's photos of Hiroshima, two weeks after the bomb, when he and his officers were first in, walking over the site because they thought the radiation was all gone.)

From: [identity profile] dancing-crow.livejournal.com


yeah, what is it about fathers-in-law? My father-in-law was in the plane that surveyed the damage done immediately post-bomb. He was hanging out the window clicking away with his brownie. Staggering images.

From: [identity profile] queenoftheskies.livejournal.com


What amazing photos!

Is it common for wildlife to wander up to buildings like that?

From: [identity profile] thecityofdis.livejournal.com


omg that poor baby dear. i want to take it home and snuggle it and love it and feed it deer-friendly cookies.

From: [identity profile] rachelmanija.livejournal.com


Oh, trust me, despite all the "do not feed the deer" signs, I think it got fed quite a bit.

From: [identity profile] erikagillian.livejournal.com


They looooove to eat roses, all the way to the ground. Gardening in deer country (which includes the East side of the SF Bay Area) requires the money for 12 foot high fences or motion detectors attached to sprinkler heads. Though that seems to be failing now, I think these have gotten used to it. There are other stuff you can try, but different herds have different tastes and different fears, or they're just f**kin' with us.

From: [identity profile] thecityofdis.livejournal.com


Oh, I used to live in solid deer country. In spite of this, I still think they're adorable.

From: [identity profile] lady-ganesh.livejournal.com


That deer really wanted in the shop, heh.

From: [identity profile] ethaisa.livejournal.com


Are they SIka deer? they remind me of those we saw at Nara that were considered sacred/divine messengers/National Treasures. You could buy deer cookies to feed them and they weren't shy about nudging people for them.

Lovely pictures! Miyajima was one of those places we wanted to visit, but never made it there.

From: [identity profile] rachelmanija.livejournal.com


Yes, I think they're the same kind of deer as the ones in Nara.

From: [identity profile] jinian.livejournal.com


I received many warnings about the deer of Nara, including that they had eaten someone's JR Pass out of his pocket.

From: [identity profile] ethaisa.livejournal.com


Eee! I could well believe it. There were signs about warning how physical they could get (I especially remember a graphic of a deer-head butting grandma, cane and all!)
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From: [personal profile] larryhammer


Yeah, sika -- there's only the one species in Japan.

---L.

From: [identity profile] pameladean.livejournal.com


I particularly liked the fog and the floating shrine.

For some reason, my brain persisted in interpreting the legs and shadows of the benches on the approach to the floating shrine as coatimundi prowling around.

P.

From: [identity profile] tanyahp.livejournal.com


I love the deer pics! and your spooky!pic is spooky.
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