Yasui Shrine

Yasui Shrine

Located at 1-chome Ousaka, Tennoji-ku. An old shrine enshrining Sukuna-hikona-no-kami and Sugawara-no-Michizane. In the 4th year of the Shotai Period (901), when Sugawara-no-Michizane was banished to Dazaifu, he was on his way to visit his aunt Kakuju-ni (a nun) in Domyoji Temple of Kawachi, and stopped by here to yasui, or rest. Back then, a village person who sympathized with Michizane gave him some okoshi (rice cake), and in return was presented with the family emblem of umebachi. This is said to be the origin of the umebachi trademark upon the awa-okoshi, a famous local snack of Osaka. Yasui Shrine was built in the 5th year of the Tengyo Period by the villagers after Michizane's death to enshrine his soul. Also, priests of Shitennoji would come here sometimes for geango (avoiding outings and concentrating on disciplinary training within temples during rainy season). The kanji for ango can also be read yasui, thus determining the present name kanji. Within the premises is Kanshizume-no-i (well of nerve-calming), one of the seven best waters of Tennoji that was also drunk by Michizane, and also the monument to Yukimura Sanada, who was killed by the Tokugawa army during the Summer Siege of Osaka.

ADDRESS 〒543-0062 1-3-24 Osaka, Tennoji-ku, Osaka City
TRANSPORTATION 6 min. walk from Shitennojimae Yuhigaoka Sta. of the Subway Tanimachi Line.
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INQUIRIES TEL : 06-6771-4932 FAX : 06-6771-4932

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