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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, camphor tree, and irises, which provide

nature beauty in every season of year.




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.



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