Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Fukuoka

Dazaifu Tenman-gu is located in the city of Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture. The shrine is famous for its plum trees. The ‘Tobi-ume’ (flying plum) trees, which, according to legend, flew to Dazaifu from Kyoto after Sugawara Michizane (as the God of academic achievement), come into bloom earlier than other plum trees every year. Many students taking entrance examinations visit Dazaifu Tenman-gu seeking divine favor from this deity of learning.’

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15. February 2015 by Joey
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