Dazaifu-tenmangu decorated with plum motifs

A famous spot nationwide dedicated to the god of learning

The god of Dazaifu-tenmangu [shrine] is Michizane Sugawara, an excellent scholar, politician and literary writer. The grounds where the luxurious main shrine is built are colored with flowers of the four seasons, including about 6,000 plums. The Dazaifu-tenmangu has gained a great deal of reverence as a god of learning and cultural arts.