Nara Toka-e is an annual summer night event in Nara Park amongst World Heritage Sites. Countless number of candles light the Nara Park, creating a beautiful and fantastic atmosphere. Tens of thousands of candles are lit up in the land of ancient Nara, the capital of Japan 1300 years ago. TO-KA is a lump of flower shape on the top of a candlewick after lighting a candle. It is said to bring good fortune. From Nara Park, Sarusawa pond, Gojunidan area, Ukimido and Sagi pond, Asajigahara area, Ukigumoenchi area, Nara National Museum area, and Kofukuji temple area, about 20.000 candles are lit up, creating a romantic atmosphere. Many festival goers are wearing the traditional yukatta, couples young and old holding hands and strolling through the different venues.
2010年9月、奈良公園を散策した時の画像です。1984年発売のアルバム「The Best Year Of My Life」の収録曲です♪Photos: Nara Park in Nara Prefecture, Japan in September 2010. Off Course(オフコース) was one of the great Japanese pop/rock bands, but was regrettably dissolved in 1989. This song is from their album "The Best Year Of My Life" released in 1984.
2009年8月に奈良公園へ行った時の画像です。鹿がたくさんいたので、鹿せんべいをやって遊びました。この曲もよく聴きましたが、もう30年以上にもなるんですねぇ～♪Photos taken in Nara Park (and on my way to the park) in August 2009. In the park there were many deer, so I had a good time giving them crackers only for their foods. By the way, this vocalist is Ryuun Nagai(永井龍雲), and this song was a big hit for him more than 30 years ago.