Jan 30, 2012

Dazaifu Tenmangu - Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture

About 5 minutes walk from Dazaifu Nishitetsu.

This shrine is dedicated to Michizane Sugawara. Known as the god of learning.

Approach is in front of the station.
"Umegae Mochi" is famous sweets in this area.

Gate of Enjuoin
At the end of the approach. Sanetomi Sanjo was staying at Enjuoin in the end of Edo period. Takamori Saigo, Shinsaku Takasugi and Ryoma Sakamoto visited here.

Taiko Brige over Shinji Pond
There are three bridges over the pond. Each of these symbolizes past, present and future.

Main Gate
After crossing the bridge comes into view.

Main Shrine
This shrine was rebuilt in 1591. Plum tree that look right in the photo is known as "Tobiume" and is said to have been a thousand years old.

Subordinate shrine and a married couple of camphor trees
The two camphor trees are named "a married couple of camphor trees", because the couple seem to have nestled. Age of these trees are said to have been one thousand five hundred years or a thousand years. There are on the north side of the main shrine.
In Dazaifu is often found such camphor trees.

Treasure Hall
This museum has exhibits historical items and more.

Josui Well
Josui Kuroda (Kuroda Josui - Wikipedia) used this well, when he built thatched hut here and retired.

Turn right in the end of the approach, there is beside Komyozenji Temple.

Tenkai Inari Shrine
Go north from main shrine, there is Tenkai Inari Shrine.
This is the oldest Inari shrine in Kyushu.

Google Map Dazaifu Tenmangu

Japanese site is here.

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