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Kitano Tenmangu

  Nov 16th, 2014

Kitano Tenmangu is well known as a shrine dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, a scholar and politician who was exiled unfairly by his political rivals many years ago. He is associated with Tenjin, the god of literature or calligraphy and many students come to wish for good fortune in their upcoming exams. Dazaifu Tenmangu in Fukuoka which i visited previously is built over the grave of Sugawara Michizane.

Autumn colors

Autumn colors

Mystique

Mystique

Checking the grounds

Checking the grounds

Outside the main area

Outside the main area

Lanterns

Lanterns

Inside the main area

Inside the main area

Local cows

Local cows

Wishing for help with exams and other things

Wishing for help with exams and other things

The entrance way

The entrance way

Passing through the main gate

Passing through the main gate

School excurisions

School excurisions

Colorful backdrop

Colorful backdrop

A few repairs being done

A few repairs being done

Autumn colors

Autumn colors

Plenty of wishes for passing exams

Plenty of wishes for passing exams

Great time of year

Great time of year

Yellow with red

Yellow with red

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