Kyoto and Nara : through a traditional Japan
Within the shinto Heian-jingū shrine of Kyoto, omikuji cover trees. Those divinations (small piece of paper), drawn lots, tell good or bad fortune. In the second case, faithful hang them on branches to let wind blow the bad luck away.
The Torii is a traditional japanese gate erected in front of a shinto shrine in order to mark the transition from the profane to the sacred area.
Bamboo has the specificity to set more CO2 than leafy trees releasing then more oxygen. However their capacity to spread out can go against local biodiversity development.
The Nara Kōen, that park of 502 hectares located right in the city-center of Nara, hosts a lots of deers. Those holy animals belong to the japanese heritage. Killing them was sentenced by death penalty until 1637.
Tōdai-ji is a buddhist temple where all branches of the religion are taught. Ceremonies and rites for protection and prosperity are operated by different groups of monks affiliated to the temple of Great Bouddha or the secondary temples.