Thursday, July 9, 2009
Deer welcomed us with the Giant Buddha!
Express bus from the school took us to Kyoto Station from which we left for Nara by Kintetsu Railway! One our train ride brought us to Nara Park and Todai-ji temple where great buddha was looking down on us! Super humid weather caused a lot of sweat while getting up to the Nigatsu-do (February Hall) and Shigatsu-do (April Hall). From the stage on the top of the hall, Nara-city including beautiful mountains were visible! On the way back at the Nara station, GTS bumped into his old friend, professor of Nara Women's University since the last meeting 20 over 20 years ago! GTS learned that another friend has just passed away b/o cancer!