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Dazaifu Tenmangū Shrine
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The Dazaifu Tenmangū Shrine is located in Fukuoka Prefecture's Dazaifu City. This shrine was built around the grave of Sugawara no Michizane. Together with Kyoto's Kitano Tenmangū Shrine, it is the main site of Japanese Tenjin worship. Sugawara was an influential university student during Japan's Heian period. As a result, many of the people who come here to pay homage are students. When a visitor first comes to the Tenmangū Shrine, the first thing he or she notices is a bronze statue of the Heavenly Ox. Prior to his death, Sugawara no Michizane—who was born in the year of the cow—said that he must be transported to his final resting place by a cow or ox. Wherever the cow stopped, that was the place he was to be buried. Many years later, the bronze cow was built in his memory.
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Dazaifu refers to the area centered around the Tenmangū Shrine. It is located in the southeast of Fukuoka City and is part of the Fukuoka metropolitan area. The most famous attraction at Dazaifu is the Tenmangū Shrine. This is the place where students come to pray for successful exam results. Other than Tenmangū, the site also has the Guanyin Temple, Dazaifu Government Hall, and Hyushu National Museum. During the Sengoku Period, Dazaifu was the government seat of Kyushu Prefecture. There are many historical sites here.
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Shirley Zhu   
On the seashore, the ancient shrine Tianman Palace is famous for offering the god of learning, "Sugawara Shinji." Every year, visitors who come to pray for a smooth academic year and pass the exam are constantly coming. As one of Fukuoka's most famous attractions, the Dazaifu Tenmangu Palace receives about 7 million visitors each year, and there are many overseas tourists from Japan. The first arched Taigu Bridge represents a bumpy "past"; there is a flat bridge in the middle, indicating a calm "now"; the third is a Taigu Bridge, indicating a "future" full of hope and difficulty. . The meaning is to see through the ups and downs of life. Next to the Taigu Bridge, there is a wooden building in the Muromachi era (about 600 years ago), called "Shiga", which is antique and looks like a visit. Enter the Tianman Palace to clean the mouth, remember to use the tweezers to pour out the water and wash it on your hands. Do not wash directly in the pool, because the water inside is drinkable. Steps: Pick up the spoon in your right hand and fill it with water. First wash your left hand with one third, then wash your right hand with one third, then one third can drink or pat the face. really was not only a prime minister at the time, but also a famous literati at that time. The level of Chinese poetry was first-class and the level of songs was first-rate. Therefore, the Tianman Palace that sacrificed him became a place to seek "study progress", and Sugawara was also named "Raytheon" and "God of Learning". The painting horses are all kinds of prayers for further studies and examinations, as well as for further studies and job hunting. It is a local landscape. There are many old trees in the shrine, and the seasons in the winter and spring are the best places to enjoy the plum. The trees are green and the waters are green and clear, accompanied by the wind and rain of the Dazaifu in the past 100 years.
Posted: Apr 29, 2019