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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.


Dazaifu Treasure House

Dazaifu Tenmangu’s notable collection of art and historical object are exhibited

at the Treasure House.   more


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