Abeno Seimei Jinja

Abeno Seimei Jinja

The birthplace of Abeno Seimei, an onmyoji in mid Heian Era, and the site of a well where he took his first bath, located in a corner of the Abeno Seimei Jinja premises in Abeno, Osaka. Abeno Seimei is a descendent of Abenoomi, born in the 21st year of the Engi Era (921). He learned the arts of astronomy and onmyo, and is said to have predicted various events. He was the most successful onmyoji of his time, and died at the age of 85 in September of the 2nd year of the Kanko Era (1005). Abeno Seimei Jinja is said to have been established in the 4th year of the Kanko Era (1007) by the 66th Emperor, Ichijo. In the Setsu Meisho Zukai published in the 8th year of the Kansei Era (1796), this shrine was referred to as a notable site that had gained popularity over the years, featuring a stone monument indicating the birthplace of Seimei, the well where he took his first bath, an inari shrine enshrining Kuzunoha Gitsune, Seimei's mother, etc., and many people used to visit to pray for safe childbirth. However, the shake, the household in charge of this shrine, ceased to exist by the end of the Edo Period, and the shrine became deserted. The current shrine pavilion was reconstructed in the 14th year of the Taisho Era (1925). Now that the novels of Baku Yumemakura have been transformed into widely popular comics and movies, many young people nowadays visit Abeno to learn more about Abeno Seimei. From the Higashi-Tengachaya Station of the Hankai Line, the shrine is about a five-minute walk south along the former Kumano Kaido.

ADDRESS 〒545-0034 5-16 Abeno-Motomachi, Abeno-ku, Osaka City
TRANSPORTATION 8 min. walk from Higashi-Tengachaya Sta. on the Hankai Tramway, Kamimachi Line
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INQUIRIES TEL : 06-6622-2565
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