Yushima Tenjin Japanese apricot festival

Yushima Tenjin (29 02 2020) Yushima tenjin (tenmangu) is famous of Japanese apricot Every year, this shrine hosts “Japanese apricot festival” from February to Early March. This year is warmer than usual year, and now flower has almost near end. There are “Tenjin” or “Tenmongu” shrine in some major city, like Fukuoka, Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo.    Tenjin shrine enshrine Sugawara Michizane, famous scholar in Heian period. Many students who want pass examine come to pray for success in early spring. Worshipers also stroke a statue of  cattle for expecting to heal bad parts of themselves. Continue reading Yushima Tenjin Japanese apricot festival