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Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, in Dazaifu


Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine is located in Dazaifu, Fukuoka-prefecture.

The Shrine dedicated to the deity of learning, many Japanese visit the Shrine to pass the

examination successfully. Built on the site of grave of Sugawara Michizane, who is deified

as the Deity of scholarship. The shrine is the headquarter shrine of 12,000 Tenmangu

shrines in Japan.The prescient contain two ponds, an arched bridge, treasure house, and

the cypress-bark-roof main hall which was constructed 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.

 - Shinto Shrine