Dispatches from Japan: Day 2

by Grace Bonney

All week artist Ayumi Horie is joining us for a special morning guest series from her vacation in Japan. Ayumi and her fiancée traveled to Japan for cherry blossom season and this week she’s sharing photos from her trip, including some special moments like these today. Above are bunches of senzaburu, one thousand origami cranes, hanging at Azumamaro Jinja. They’re thought to give makers eternal good luck or one wish.

Above, Ayumi was able to walk right up to a herd of deer in Nara Park. They’re so used to humans (human presence = deer crackers and treats) that they are unfazed by visitors.

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