Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine built on the site of grave of Sugawara Michizane,
who is deified as Tenjin-sama, or the god of scholarship.
The prescient contain two ponds, an arched bridge, treasure house, and the
cypress-bark-roof main hall which was rconstructed in 1591 and registered
as important Cultural Property.
Standing to the right side of main hall in a sacred plum tree known as the “flying plum” ,
which has been worshipped as the symbol of the shrine.
Within the Shrine nature precinct are many plum trees,
|Tenmangu’s history is recalled by events such as
the New Years Exorcism, Fire Festival (Oni-sube),
Kyokusui-no-en that means Spring Water Poetry
(waka) Festival, and Jinko-shiki (Annual God-Procession
Festival) which takes place in the Autumn.
|Dazaifu Tenmangu’s notable collection of art and
historical object are exhibited at the Treasure House.