Cities in Japan have their own, unique mascots, this is Nara's. It combines a Buddhist Monk with deer antlers. Nara is famous for its Temples, Shrines and park where deer reside. The deer are considered sacred and roam freely. They attract the attention of visitors and are considered tame. This symbol was created to help celebrate Nara's 13th century anniversary, arriving in 2010.
Nara - A journey to the ancient city