Yushima Tenmangu

Yushima Tenmangu

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Name: Yushima Tenmangu (Yushima Tenjin)
Place: 3-30-1 YUSHIMA,BUNKYO City, Tokyo
Foundation: October 1478 (originally established in 458 A.D)
Enshrined: Ameno-tajikaraono-mikoto (天手力雄命), Sugawara Michizane
Festival: “Tenjin-sai” (The grand festival) (May 25), “Ume-matsuri” (Japanese apricot festival) (early Feb to early March), “Kiku-matsuri” (The chrysanthemums flowers festival) (November)
Flowers: Japanese apricot, Chrysanthemums (Florist daisy)
Overview: This shrine was originally established in 458 A.D. in order to worship Ameno-tajikaraono-mikoto, one of deities appears in the Japanese myths, known as a deity of sports and physical power. Later, in February 1355, the spirit of Sugawara Michizane, a historical figure, a famous scholar, poet and politician as know Kami or deity of scholarship and learning. Many students visit this shrine to express their reverence to the enshrined spirit as Kami of Learning.
Official website: http://www.yushimatenjin.or.jp/pc/eng-page/english.htm