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7/04/2011

Tenjin Sama

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Tenjin Sama 天神さま

Sugawara Michizane 菅原道真
Tenman-Gu in Dazaifu 大宰府の天満宮


. Tenjin sama - INTRODUCTION .


He is the deity of learning and very important to students when they need to pass an examination.


The bullfinch (鷽 uso) is believed to be Tenjin-sama's messenger.

. usokae, uso kae うそ替え exchanging bullfinches
regional bullfinch amulets


There are many regional groups which support the Tenjin festivals, called

koosha 講社 "shrine group"
Here is a list of 32 of them:
ushi hi koo 丑日講(うしひこう)"day of the ox"
大阪書林御文庫講(おおさかしょりんおぶんここう)
大阪天満ライオンズクラブ奉仕講
...(おおさかてんまらいおんずくらぶほうしこう)
鳳講(おおとりこう)
御船講(おふねこう)
御羽車講(おはぐるまこう)
御神酒講(おみきこう)sacred sake group
篝講(かがりこう)
菅公会(かんこうかい)
北信友の講(ほくしんとものこう)
吉備講(きびこう)Kibi Ko
供船講(きょうせんこう)
敬神婦人会・采女講(けいしんふじんかい・うねめこう)
御鳳輦講(ごほうれんこう)
榊講(さかきこう)Sakakitree ko
太鼓中(たいこなか) drummers
玉神輿講(たまみこしこう) mikoshi
天神講獅子(てんじんこうしし)
どんどこ船講(どんどこふねこう) dondoko boat ko
西天満連合神鉾講(にしてんまれんごうかみほここう)
人形船講(にんぎょうふねこう)
baifuu koo 梅風講(ばいふうこう)"wind in the plums"
hanagasa koo 花傘講(はながさこう)
fuku ume koo 福梅講(ふくうめこう)
米穀商御錦蓋講(べいこくしょうおきんがいこう)
mihata koo 御旗講(みはたこう)
source : www.tenjinmatsuri.com


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dorei 土鈴 clay bells with Tenjin
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. doro Tenjin 泥天神 "mud Tenjin"
from Tsuyama, Okayama

. doro Tenjin 泥天神 from Tottori .
and Izumo (Shimane)



hariko 張子 papermachee dolls with Tenjin
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. kamenori ten 亀乗り天 Tenjin on a tortoise
Aichi, Nanao Tenjin Shrine, 七尾天神社



. tsuchi ningyoo 気仙沼土人形 Tenjin clay dolls from Kesennuma .


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Konosu Clay Dolls 鴻巣


aka Tenjin 赤天神 red Tenjin sama


kuro Tenjin 黒天神 black Tenjin sama

source : asahi/narumi

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. kushi tenjin 串天神 Tenjin sama on a stick .
Nagano, Matsumoto


. Nakayama ningyoo 中山人形 Dolls from Nakayama 中山の天神 Nakayama Tenjin


. Nekkocho tsuchi ningyo Tenjin 根っ子町土人形
Fukushima

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ne ushi nori Tenjin 寝牛乗り天神 Tenjin on a lying-down cow
Miyoshi town 三次市, Hiroshima


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suika Tenjin 西瓜天神 Tenjin like a watermelon slice

from Okamura Tenjin 岡村天神 in Yokohama
Okamura Tenmangu 岡村天満宮
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. Kanagawa Folk Toys .

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tachi ushi nori Tenjin 立ち牛乗り天神 Tenjin on a standing cow
Miyoshi town 三次市, Hiroshima


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tsuchi ningyoo 土人形 clay toys with Tenjin
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