we rent bikes and ride around the city where the deer roam free.
we lunch on things leaf-wrapped and raw.
we eat while a gang of panhandling, god-sent, japanese deer encircle our position.
we visit todai-ji 東大寺, a buddhist temple built in 752 AD.
we meet the shadowy komokuten 廣目天/광목천. one of the four heavenly kings and ruler of the west.
outside the great buddha hall 大仏殿 we find pindola 賓頭盧 but we refrain from trying his healing powers. from the late edo period.
night falls and we head over to a restaurant for fishcake (오뎅 おでん). then tea and tiny japanese deserts.