On the morning of June 18, 2024, when Kyoto City was hit by heavy rain, a herd of deer was spotted on the swollen riverbed of the Takano River in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City.

The spot was on the right bank of the Takano River between Matsugasaki Bridge and Umabashi Bridge. The deer were not concerned by the growing force of the brown, muddy water. Six of them, with their summer fur now speckled with white polka dots, were leisurely grazing on the grass.

Articles are excerpts from reports and news in the Kyoto Shimbun. Due to automatic translation, some expressions may not be accurate.