Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tame deer!

The boys really liked the tame deer on Miyajima Island. The place was full of tame deer pestering for food and treats. One of them tried a wee bite of Nate's shirt. I liked the deer too, even if they looked a bit scraggly and mangy out there in the misty rain. One shopkeeper chased a deer away from her baked goods, quietly scolding him. I believe it is a Shinto belief, that deer are messengers from the spirit world. They just don't have deer meat here, instead they have tame deer who are looking for things to eat.

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