START: Feb 25, 2020 END: Feb 25, 2020
Feb. 25 is the anniversary of the death of Michizane Sugawara, enshrined in Dazaifu Tenmangu as the god of education. On this day, priests of the shrine wear plum branches on their...
START: Jan 7, 2020 END: Jan 7, 2020
The Onisube Shinji festival takes place at the beginning of each year inside the grounds of Dazaifu Tenmangu. The event...
START: Jul 11, 2019 END: Nov 4, 2019
An exhibition of fifteen swords, including those dedicated to the god of Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine, is being held inside the Treasure Hall on the shrine’s premises. While swords orig...
START: Sep 20, 2019 END: Sep 25, 2019
Jinkoshiki is a Shinto festival to bring peace and prosperity and to give thanks for an abundant autumn harvest, held since 1101. It is also an Intangible Folk Cultural Property of...
START: Jul 24, 2019 END: Jul 25, 2019
Celebrate the birth of Tenjin-sama, Shinto god of literature. Children march with mikoshi (portable shrines) and walk through woven hoops for good health. Watch the yukata (summer ...
START: Jul 7, 2019 END: Jul 7, 2019
The Tanabata Banquet at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine was first held in 1046 and has been regularly held since 1957. During the event, many people visit the shrine to wish for growth in ...
START: May 31, 2019 END: Jun 16, 2019
Thirty thousand Japanese irises of 55 different species are set to bloom in the picturesque Shobuike Pond for two weeks from the end of this month, signalling the advent of summer....
START: Mar 3, 2019 END: Mar 3, 2019
Since the Heian period, this elegant annual festival sees Waka poets in traditional kimono sit along a stream composing poems amongst 6,000 blossoming plum trees. But there’s a cat...
START: Jul 24, 2018 END: Jul 25, 2018
START: Jun 1, 2018 END: Jun 17, 2018
Thirty thousand (55 species) purple and white Japanese irises bloom in the Shobuike Pond during the first two weeks of June, signaling the onset of summer. In the evenings, the pon...