日本での一年間

September 18, 2010

Nara’s Heijo Palace 1300 year anniversary mascot

Filed under: Chuugoku, Domestic, Kansai, Trips — myyearinjapan @ 10:49 am

Nara is an ancient capital of Japan. Located near Kyoto, it was the location of the capital of Japan from 710 – 784. And during that time, the palace was Heijo palace. That was 1300 years ago and now Nara thinks they might be able to make a buck by getting tourists to come pay to see it! So, to entice visitors o come to the palace and celebrate a bit of Japanese history, they’ve made a mascot.

Sento-kun

His name is Sento-kun and he has antlers! Nara is famous for deer, but how did he get antlers? Did he steal them? Did he have to kill a deer to get them?

ANTLERS

The antlers on Sento-kun. 'kun' is often added on the end of a younger boy's name.

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