The Site Of Abeno Seimei Ubuyui, The Birthplace
The site of Abeno Seimei's first bath who was a diviner in the middle of the Heian period and his birthplace has been left at the precinct of Abeno Seimei Shrine in Abeno, Osaka.
Abeno Seimei is a descendant of Abeno Omi and he was born in 921. It is said that he learned astronomy and the study of Ying and Yang and foretold many incidents.
He was the most successful diviner in the Heian period and died in 1005 at the age of 85. Abeno Seimei Shrine was reportedly built by the 66th Emperor Ichijyo in 1007.
This place has been popular since old days. A lot of people come here to pray for easy childbirth because there is a stone monument of Seimei's birthplace, a well that was used for his first bath and Inari-sha shrine worships his mother Kuzunoha fox and more. These are described on "Settsu Meisho Zue". However, the Sinto priest passes away in the end of the Edo period and this shrine became deserted. The current shrine was revived in Inari-sha shrine that worships Seimei's mother Kuzunoha fox in 1925. After, Yume Makura Baku's novel became popular, a lot of young visitors have been seen in Abeno to visit Abeno Seimei. It has enshrined about 5 minutes to the south on the Kumano Kaido from Hankai train Higashi Tengachaya station.
|ADDRESS||〒545-0034 5-16 Abenomotomachi, Abeno-ku, Osaka City|
|TRANSPORTATION||Get off at Hankai Uemachi line Higashitengachaya station, 5minutes walk to southeast.|
|TIME REQUIRED||10 minutes|
|INQUIRIES||TEL : 06-6622-2565|