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Dazaifu Tenmangu

  Jan 6th, 2011

Dazaifu Tenmangu is a Shrine built over the grave of Michizane Sugawara, also known as the God of calligraphy. It is located near the Bay of Hakata in Fukuoka. It is well known as a Shrine to visit in order to wish for success in exams and studies.

Dazaifu Tenmangu

Dazaifu Tenmangu

About to cross the bridge

About to cross the bridge

The shape of the bridge mixed in with the bright red and shady greens was very cool

The shape of the bridge mixed in with the bright red and shady greens was very cool

Lots of people out. It was school holidays, so the children had probably been told to get down here and pray for good exam results

Lots of people out. It was school holidays, so the children had probably been told to get down here and pray for good exam results

A few birds standing back watching all the people go by

A few birds standing back watching all the people go by

A small pond gives a tranquil feel to the whole place

A small pond gives a tranquil feel to the whole place

Lots of action

Lots of action

One of the old looking structures in the grounds. The people here are listening to some entertainment provided by the man on the bottom left

One of the old looking structures in the grounds. The people here are listening to some entertainment provided by the man on the bottom left

Beautiful colors looking out under the roof

Beautiful colors looking out under the roof

Always a good idea to wash up before entering the Temple grounds

Always a good idea to wash up before entering the Temple grounds

Some nice gardens here

Some nice gardens here

Water water water

Water water water

Water looked good on a hot day

Water looked good on a hot day

Nice decorative leaf

Nice decorative leaf

Cleansing water

Cleansing water

Entrance way to the main Shrine

Entrance way to the main Shrine

Reminds me a bit of Asakusa

Reminds me a bit of Asakusa

Style plus

Style plus

Through the doors

Through the doors

The inner grounds

The inner grounds

The doors were magnificent

The doors were magnificent

Even the goldfish looked happy

Even the goldfish looked happy

Plenty of places to buy charms

Plenty of places to buy charms

Omikuji

Omikuji

A priest gives a service

A priest gives a service

Shrine roof

Shrine roof

Side view of the service

Side view of the service

People buying good luck charms, many for passing exams and good luck in studies

People buying good luck charms, many for passing exams and good luck in studies

A closer look at the goods on offer

A closer look at the goods on offer

受験合格

受験合格

Time to go home

Time to go home

3 thoughts on “Dazaifu Tenmangu”

  1. perdomot says:

    Never seen a pigeon this color before. Everything is so colorful in Japan

  2. perdomot says:

    Reminds me so much of Sensojii in Tokyo.

  3. perdomot says:

    Just like in episode 4 of K-On! Rub it to get smarter!

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