A legendary place of punishment to a boy ( In Omido precinct of Kofukuji temple )
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The tourist spot that I will introduce today is Omido hall of Kofukuji temple in Nara. There is the historical spot of punishment by stones to a boy.
Once upon a time, this is the story when the deer of Kasuga Taisha Shrine were treasured as a supporter of God.
One day, young Buddhist monks were practicing calligraphy at the Bodaiin Hall of Kofukuji temple.
At that time, a deer came in and started to eat the paper wrote by the young Buddhist monks.
Sansaku, one of the young Buddhist monks, threw a paperweight to the deer.
The paperweight hit the vital point of the deer.
And the deer died.
Sansaku was buried alive as a punishment.
After that, his mother rang the bell and mourned for him everyday.

bell tower

There is a stone turtle with the five-storied pagoda in the precinct of Omido of kofukuji in Nara.

A stone turtle with the five-storied pagoda

A stone turtle with the five-storied pagoda

This is what his mother made he is able to live long time like a turtle when he reborn next time.
(In Japan, people thought that turtles will live 10 thousand years.)
It is said that this Japanese maple was planted by his mother for her dead child..

Japanese maple in the precinct of Omido of Kofukuji temple

Japanese maple in the precinct of Omido of Kofukuji temple

Nara was famous for getting up early, but it seems that it got up early as it competed because deer is dying in front of his house.

[ Approximate Latitude and Longitude of tourist spots etc. ]
On Google Maps, you can examine the location by latitude and longitude.
The following latitudes and longitudes are not officially announced, they are what I examined.
So they may be wrong.
(1)The stone turtle with the five-storied pagoda: N34.68159 E135.8337
(2)Japanese maple: N34.68201 E135.83345
(3)The bell: N34.68161 E135.83343

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(November 17, 2017)

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