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Title: Japan Starts with Nara (Takabatake in Fall)
Description: Nara City is Japan’s oldest capital dating back over 1,300 years ago. Much of that atmosphere is preserved today, allowing you to go back in time through the old temples, roads, and scenery.
Nara is located approximately one hour away by train from the cities of Kyoto and Osaka. It is teeming with wild deer who live in the town and parks and are used to humans.
As well, there are numerous famous temples scattered throughout Nara Prefecture, and because of this using a rental car or a sightseeing bus may help if you are interested in seeing all of them.
This video was made for tourists who wish to enjoy peaceful Nara Prefecture including its spring cherry blossoms and fall leaves.
Takabatake is an area of Nara City about a 15 minute walk south from the famous Todaiji Temple.
While this video shows one part of Takabatake there are even more sightseeing spots and restaurants to experience.
Make sure to visit Takabatake when you have the chance.
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Shinyakushi-ji Temple Shunie 2019
Shinyakuhshi-ji Temple celebrates Yakushi Nyorai’s birthday on April 8th through the Yakushi Keka ceremony where, in order to have everyone’s sins be forgiven, people’s minds and bodies are purified and Yakushi Nyorai is worshipped.
The main symbol of the ceremony is a practice known as Otaimatsu, where torches (taimatsu) lit on fire are carried around the main hall.
Through the help of Todai-ji Temple, starting at 5 p.m. 11 monks hold a Buddhist memorial service. From 7 p.m. 11 torches are carries around the grounds. Afterwards, the Keka rituals are carried out by repenting sins through Yakushi Nyorai.
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The 12 Divine Generals
Yakushi Nyorai is protected by the bodhisattvas for sunlight and the moon along with the 12 divine generals. The 12 divine generals are the generals who protect the world of Yakushi Nyorai and the people who worship it.
It is said that they each have 7,000 followers for a total of 84,000 followers. They surround Yakushi Nyorai and protect him. While there are numerous statues of the 12 divine generals across Japan, those at Shinyakushi-ji Temple are nearly life-size and are the oldest and largest in the country.
In addition, they protect the 12 directions and are worshipped as the guardian deities of the zodiac.
The 12 statues here are masterpieces from the Nara era, carvings made from a type of soil that is likened to plastic (sozo). With the exception of one of the statues, all of them are originals from the Nara era. Each statue was made by first wrapping a rope around a wooden skeleton and forming the rough shape using clay mixed with straw.
It then received a coating of soil mixed with paper fibers and mica. The eyeballs are made of dark blue, green, and brown glass.
The surface is painted in blue, vermilion, green, and purple (a color method that creates a three-dimensional effect by adding shades to each color of the same type), and some of the color remains even today.