I had a visitor from Japan yesterday.
We used to work together at SOTO.
She left US in 1997 and came back in 13 years.
Look at this cute tenugui, Japanese hand towel.
She is from Nara and the picture is Daibutsu, Budda.
I believe Nara has the biggest sitting Budda in the world.
We have a standing Budda in Saitama, near by Tokyo and this one is the biggest Budda.
Nara is just welcoming 1300 years of history. Nara was a capitol of Japan before. Then it moved to Kyoto. Kyoto is well known in the world. Nara is 100-200 years older than Kyoto, maybe.