Post Tagged with: "菅原道真"

by / on February 18, 2015 at 11:17 AM / in Kamigyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

Kitano Tenman-gū, in Kyoto.

Kitano Tenman-gū: Many a times I have been to Kitano Tenman-gū in the northern part of Kyoto. Most Japanese people associate the shrine with Sugawara no Michizane (菅原道真) the scholar, poet, and politician of Japan’s Heian Period (794 to 1185). Michizane is perhaps also the most popular figure from Japanese history revered by students, who come here to pray for […]

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by / on July 6, 2013 at 2:56 PM / in Gion Matsuri, Kamigyō-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Temples-Shrines

Abura Tenjin Yama (油天神山) During the Gion Matsuri in Kyoto!

The Abura Tenjin Yama (油天神山) float enshrines Michizane Sugawara. Deified as Tenjin (Deity of thunder), a renowned scholar statesman who lived about 1,100 years ago. A small Tenjin shrine dedicated to Michizane, the patron of scholastic achievements, exists in the neighbourhood of Abura no Kouji Street, after which this float is named. The Abura Tenjin Yama (油天神山) float has a […]

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by / on February 26, 2013 at 12:38 PM / in Baikasai!, Kamigyō-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Temples-Shrines

Tea Ceremony at Kitano Tenman-gū In Kyoto!

Tea Ceremony: Today, February the 25th, was the annual “Baika-sai” Plum Blossom Viewing Festival at Kitano Tenman-gū Shrine (北野天満宮) in Kyoto. The high-lite is a Tea Ceremony performed by the geiko and maiko from the nearby Kamishichiken district. Very beautiful kimonos, so gracious too, a privilege to see. Although, to have the whipped green matcha tea and a sweet (wagashi), […]

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by / on December 23, 2012 at 6:28 PM / in Nakagyo-ku, Temples-Shrines

Nishiki-Tenmangu Shrine in the Shinkyogoku Arcade!

The Shinkyogoku shopping arcade in Kyoto is very famous with Japanese as well as foreigners, who come to enjoy the bustling atmosphere, get a bite to eat, hunt for a souvenir or just stroll around and explore the different hooks and nooks of this intriguing place. The arcade is also home to several temples, one shrine and old and historic […]

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