On 15 October, The Kitano Tenmangu Autumn Festival is going to be held in Kurume, Kitanomachi. About the shrine, it was built in 1054 to appease the angry spirit of a bureaucrat, scholar and poet Sugawara no Michizane, who had been exiled as a result of political manoeuvres of his enemies in the Fujiwara clan.
A flower that is related with Michizane is the plum blossom. There is also a 900-year-old giant camphor on the shrine grounds that has been designated a Natural Monument by the prefecture. As if to evidence the legend about Sugawara no Michizane and kappa, the supposed hand of a kappa continues to be carefully maintained to this day at the shrine. Take the opportunity and visit this beautiful shrine during the festival.
|October, 15th 2017
※The Portable Shrine Departs at11:00～
|Kitano Tenmangu, Kitanomachi, Kurume City 830-1113|
|Walk 3 minutes from Nishitetsu Kitano Station, Amagi Line Drive 10 minutes from the Kurume Interchange, Kyushu Highway Drive 15 minutes from the Ogura Interchange, Oita Highway|
※All information are from October 1st.