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February 3rd was the Setsubun Lantern Festival in Nara.  This was actually my first time to Nara, so I was pretty excited to go.  All the lanterns are lit with candles and this is the only time they are lit.  There are no street lights on the path leading up to the shrine; and add to that the fact that deer roam freely in Nara and it’s kinda spooky, but very cool.

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Grew up in philly, used to live in nyc, spent a year in japan. I like shopping. Gotta figure out what to do with this blog now...