Nara antler cutting ceremony

When I arrived in Nara I came originally to see the famous shrines and the Giant Buddha.

But once I arrived, the lady at the tourist information was very excited to inform me that there was an antler cutting ceremony going on in Nara park, which is where I was heading to anyway.

Antler cutting ceremony? Never heard of such a thing, so of course I had to go check it out.

And I have to say it turned out to be another one of those weird and wonderful things that make Japan so worth visiting.

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