Mar 17, 2021
Around 9,000 treasures of the Shoso-in repository remain rarely seen by the public, including reproductions of furnishings, instruments, armors, religious items, and more have beco...
Mar 12, 2021
Feb 16, 2021
Prior to his posthumous deification as the god of learning, Tenjin was known as Sugawara no Michizane (845–903), an important Heian-period scholar and statesman...
Jan 27, 2021
Dazaifu City announced an event to commemorate the 100th year of the Dazaifu ruins and the Mizuki-Castle ruins as national designated historical sites. A local-historical celebrati...
Dec 21, 2020
A zero-CO2 emission scooter developed by high-school students in Dazaifu City received authorization to run on the public roads. On Dec. 3, the four students at Chikushidai High Sc...
Dec 18, 2020
Located in Ikaruga, Nara, is the Chūgūji, a temple built in the Asuka period by Prince Shotoku’s mother. It enshrines the statue of a pensive bodhisattva, a National Treasure that ...
Tea ceremonies as an art form spread across Japan in the Muromachi period. As more and more people began practicing tea ceremonies, they also engaged in...
Dec 1, 2020
Dazaifu City announced a large scale infection prevention project in preparation for the upcoming holiday season. It will install eight thermal cameras at spots, including Dazaifu ...
Nov 18, 2020
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine announced an extended period to accept new year visits. To ensure safety from the new coronavirus infections, the shrine will offer new year prayers and goo...
Oct 27, 2020
The maple and ginkgo trees inside the grounds of Kamado Shrine (approx. 300 in number) will be illuminated across a two-week period. Admire the red leaves during the day and the ma...