This article introduces Fujikawa Tenjin Shrine at Satsumasendai City.
This shrine worships the God of academic benefits or Sugawara Michizane.
When winter comes, many people come to the shrine to pray for academic success.
If you want to pass exams, why not make a visito to the shrine?
Access & Parking Lot
It takes about 1.5 hours from Kagoshima Airport or Kagoshima City.
In winter plum trees are beautiful.
There is a wide parking lot for about 100 cars.
There are beautiful plum trees and shops in winter.
Umegaya mochi (rice cake) is sold at the shrine which worships academic God “Sugawara Michizane”.
Dog “Tsun” of Saigo Takamori
There is a dog statue at the garden of the shrine.
This is the place to wash hands and rince mouth before prayer.
Following picture is taken in November.
Following pictures are taken in February.
There is another shrine besides Fujikawa Tenjin Shrine.
The shrine worships the God of hunting.
Shrine God and History
Fujikawa Tenjin Shrine worships Sugawara Michizane, or the God of Academy.
He was a scholar of the 10th century and was the minister of the government.
But he was defeated in a political struggle and transferred to Fukuoka.
He died in Fukuoka, never to return to Kyoto.
After his death many calamities occured in Kyoto and people said those calamities were due to his curse.
There is another history at this Fujikawa Tenjin Shrine.
After he was transferred to Fukuoka, he escaped this place to escape from assasins.
There is his tomb in the garden of the shrine.
Tomb of Sugawara Michizane
The tomb itself has been broken.
Good Luck Fortunes
Beautiful Plum Trees
Plum trees are beautiful from February to March at the shrine.
February is the exam seasons and many young people come to the shrine to pray for passing exams.
There are as many as 150 plum trees in the garden.
It is said that Sugawara Michizane planted the plum trees.
There are 3 white boars at the shrine.
White boars are very rare and white is the good color of luck.
We received the following sacred seal after making prayer.
Information of Fujikawa Tenjin Shrine
Website of Fujikawa Tenjin Shrine (Satsumasenday City)
Fujikawa 1767, Togocho, Satsumasenday City, Kagoshima, Japan
Nearby Lunch Spots
The restaurant is located in the samurai residential area.
The populart cafe is deep in mountain.
Nearby Sightseeing Spots
Iriki Fumoto Samurai Residential Area
The area has a deep history for more than 900 years.
The water fall is deep in mountain and is very beautiful!
Sendai Taki Spa
The quality of the water is wonderful and especially good for skin.
The shrine worships Ichijo-don.
Shrines at Satsumasendai City
Following article introduces shrines at Satsumasendai City.