Osaka Temmangu Shrine
|Outline||Osaka Temmangu Shrine is the most famous of all the many Tenjin shrines located throughout Japan. Fondly called Tenjin-san, every July it hosts the Tenjin Matsuri, Osaka’s most fabulous festival, when gorgeous fireworks dazzle the crowds of worshipers and onlookers. Sugawara no Michizane, a famous 10th century scholar and warrior, is enshrined here as the principal deity, and worshiped by many people as a god of scholarship and fine arts.
The original shrine hall was constructed in 949 A.D. on Emperor Murakami’s command to comfort the troubled spirits of Michizane. It was destroyed by fire several times, and the current main hall and the entrance gate were built in 1845.
Tenjin Matsuri is one of the three great festivals of Japan. This is an excellent boating event, featuring beautiful dolls believed to have been created in around 1690. A total of 14 dolls are preserved as ethnological artifacts of Osaka Prefecture.
|Address||〒530-0041 2-1-8 Tenjimbashi,Kita-ku,OsakaCity|
|Transportation||5 min. walk from Subway Minamimorimachi Sta. of Tanimachi and Sakaisuji Line (exit No.4-B)|
|Admission Fee||Admission free|