|Sansha-ike Pond at Kasugano Park|
All the travel restrictions were lifted June 19th.
Two days before it, I visited my favorite places of Nara Park not using public transportaion.
All the places including Kasugano Park (the photo above) were so sparse
that I could almost monopolize the views.
At Ukigumo Park, many deer were grazing or were rested in the shade.
I was cautious as I was told a herd of deer would come around rather in an aggressive manner
in stead of familiar bowing for deer crackers once they see a tourist.
One of the first confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan was a bus driver from Nara prefecture,
who guided tourists from Wuhan end of January.
Nara governor informed that they stopped by Nara Park,
which was followed by the sudden drastic decrease of tourists to Nara Park.
Deer might have been hungry for snacks for a while but gradually
they seem to have adapted their new normals.
They didn't ask me crackers, and even didn't pay attention to me.
The fresh green leaves were glinting in an interlude of sunshine during the rainy season.
The scattered seeds rarely germinate trampled by many tourists, but due to few visitors,
they have grown into young plants here and there.
Chinese Tallows are invasive by nature.