Sankei Shimbun

WATCH: Nara’s Deer Gather to Hear the Notes of Beethoven

At this time of year, the parks of Nara host an unusual event called “Shikayose” — the “calling of the deer.” This takes place every morning from December 1 to 14, excluding December 9.

Be prepared for an unusual scene. As a man plays the French horn to the tune of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, known as the “Pastoral Symphony,” approximately 100 deer congregate as if being called by the classical music.

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As the deer slowly move their hooves towards the musician, excited onlookers exclaim, “How cute!” to this curious occurrence.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.