Photographer Captures Autumnal Fairytale Moment Between a Girl and a Deer in Japan

 

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Japan is known for its breathtaking cherry blossom season, but fall is just as beautiful. As temperatures dip, the colors of the leaves change into vibrant shades of orange, red, and yellow—a magnificent sight that’s known as koyo in Japanese. Photographer Saizou captures the magic of the season with a spectacular autumnal snapshot of a girl and a lone deer in Nara Park, an area where the gentle stags, does, and fawns famously roam free.

Saizou says, “While photographing the fall leaves in Nara, I happened upon this scene right out of a storybook.” The sunlit image shows a young girl named Reina Onishi dressed in a traditional kimono, feeding a young deer. The ethereal scene looks like a still from a fantasy film, where the female character is friends with the creatures of an enchanted, gold-leafed forest.

After Saizou posted the image on Twitter, it soon went viral, with over 370,000 likes and almost 80,000 retweets. The subject of the photo, Onishi, also reposted it to Instagram. “I was born in Nara, and in fact the ‘na’ in my name is written with the same kanji as the ‘na’ in Nara. It feels like fate somehow,” she writes. “All kinds of people have shared their comments, and I’m so happy to know you all saw this picture. I hope I can happen on a place like this again someday, someplace where a story is bound to unfold.”

Check out the magical photo below, plus more images from Saizou’s portfolio.

Japanese photographer Saizou captured this magical photo of a girl and a deer in Nara Park during fall, and it looks just like a fairytale.

The photographer's portfolio is a treasure trove of enchanting images of Japan.

 

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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