Today was perfect. Parks and castles (ruins anyway) and museums and godzilla and yakisoba and anime! Living the fangirl life!
Ohori Koen and Maizuru Koen are gorgeous and ridiculously huge parks, located right in the middle of the city! The number of people jogging and exercising in the sun was ridiculous though. I was sweating just sitting under a canopy.
Anyway, on to the best part….’Godzilla at the Museum: Creative Tracks of Daikaiju’ exhibit at the Fukuoka Art Museum!
Dazaifu Tenmanguu is a Shinto Shrine in Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan and is dedicated to Tenjin(天神) , the god of learning and scholarship.
Dazaifu Tenmanguu Shirine is built upon the grave of Sugawara no Michizane, a learned scholar and poet who composed many poems dedicated to his favourite plum trees. His rise in power in political circles was viewed as a threat by the Fujiwaras who were dominant and they exiled him to Kyushu. Michizane spent his life in exile, studying and learning. When, Michizane died a few years later, several natural disasters ravaged the country and it was attributed to his angry spirit. To appease him, the spirit was deified as Tenjin and shrines were built.