The Shintoism is a polytheistic religion. There are many deities in this country. And every Shinto shrine enshrines some deities, The deity enshrined here is Sugawara no Michizane who was an actual person died in 903 and is thought as the deity of academic achievements. So many students preparing for an exam come to pray for their acceptance.
When I visited, it was not the time for the exams. Yet the precinct was crowded. It was the season for Chichi-Go-San, a traditional rite of passage in Japan.
December 10, 2005
Yushima Tenman-Gu, Tokyo
CANON EOS 1V
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