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Fujikawa Tenjin Shrine at Satsumasendai City, Kagoshima, Japan

藤川天神

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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.

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In winter plum trees are beautiful.

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藤川天神

藤川天神

There is a wide parking lot for about 100 cars.

There are beautiful plum trees and shops in winter.

藤川天神の臥竜梅

Umegaya mochi (rice cake) is sold at the shrine which worships academic God “Sugawara Michizane”.

梅ケ谷餅

 

Dog “Tsun” of Saigo Takamori

There is a dog statue at the garden of the shrine.

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西郷隆盛の愛犬ツン像

 

Shrine Gate

藤原天神の鳥居

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Purification Trough

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This is the place to wash hands and rince mouth before prayer.

藤原天神の手水舎

 

Shrine Building

Following picture is taken in November.

藤川天神の境内

藤川天神の社殿

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Following pictures are taken in February.

藤川天神の臥竜梅

藤川天神

藤川天神

 

Genno Shrine

There is another shrine besides Fujikawa Tenjin Shrine.

現王神社

現王神社

現王神社

The shrine worships the God of hunting.

現王神社  

 

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

菅原道真公の墓

The tomb itself has been broken.

 

Good Luck Fortunes

藤川天神のお守り 藤川天神のお守り

 

Beautiful Plum Trees

Plum trees are beautiful from February to March at the shrine.

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February is the exam seasons and many young people come to the shrine to pray for passing exams.

藤川天神の臥竜梅

There are as many as 150 plum trees in the garden.

藤川天神の臥竜梅

It is said that Sugawara Michizane planted the plum trees.

藤川天神の臥竜梅

藤川天神の臥竜梅

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藤川天神の臥竜梅

藤川天神の臥竜梅

藤川天神の臥竜梅

藤川天神の臥竜梅

 

White Boars

There are 3 white boars at the shrine.

藤川天神の白イノシシ

White boars are very rare and white is the good color of luck.

 

Sacred Seal

We received the following sacred seal after making prayer.

藤川天神の御朱印

 

Information of Fujikawa Tenjin Shrine

Website

Website of Fujikawa Tenjin Shrine (Satsumasenday City)

Address

Fujikawa 1767, Togocho, Satsumasenday City, Kagoshima, Japan

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Nearby Lunch Spots

Iriki Hearts

The restaurant is located in the samurai residential area.

As-Set

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.

Nagano Waterfall

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.

Ichijo Shrine

The shrine worships Ichijo-don.

 

Shrines at Satsumasendai City

Following article introduces shrines at Satsumasendai City.

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