Post Tagged with: "Sugawara no Michizane"

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 3:24 PM / in Gion Matsuri, Kamigyō-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Temples-Shrines

Arare Tenjin Yama (天神山) During the Gion Matsuri (祇園祭り) in Kyoto, 2012!

Some 500 years ago, when a large fire broke out in Kyoto, hail suddenly fell from the sky and extinguished the fierce fire. Along with the hail stones a small image of Tenjin, the heavenly god of thunder, is also said to have fallen from heaven, which was the divine incarnation of Sugawara no Michizane, a renowned scholar and statesman […]

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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 February 1, 2013 at 11:21 AM / in Sakyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

Otoyo Shrine (大豊神社) on the Tetsugaku no Michi!

Last year during the autumn season I walked a long the Philosopher’s Path in Northern Kyoto. The path streches all the way from Ginkaku-ji temple to Nanzen-ji temple. It is more famous during the sakura season, the majority of trees are sakura, although there are some augumn colours to be seen. There are many smaller temples, shops, restaurants and coffee […]

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by / on March 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM / in Baikasai!, Kamigyō-ku, Matsuri-Festival, Temples-Shrines

Baikasai at Kitano Tenman Gu, Kyoto!

Kitano Tenman-gū is a Shinto shrine in Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan. It was built in 947, to appease the angry spirit of bureaucrat, scholar and poet Sugawara no Michizane, who had been exiled as a result of political manoeuvres of his enemies in the Fujiwara clan. The shrine became the object of Imperial patronage during the early Heian period. In 965, Emperor […]

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