“Whenever spring wind blows, my dear plum trees remember to bloom, even if your master won’t be here.”
This is known as the poem composed by Sugawara Michizane, the deity of Dazaifu Tenmangu, when he left his own residence in Kyoto. The precincts of Dazaifu Tenmangu are filled with the fragrance of the plum blossoms.
Many artists, both ancient and modern, have taken up the challenge of creating works with the plum blossoms in mind. Regardless of genre, the plum flower has been a timeless motif for artists, and their works have touched our heartstrings through the ages. This exhibition introduces a selection of works from the shrine collection related to plum design.
From 13th December, 2022 to 14th May, 2023 ※Closed on Mondays except 2nd, 9th January
Opens：9am-4:30pm（last admission 4pm）
Venue：Dazaifu Tenmangu Museum
〒818-0117, 4-7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu, Fukuoka
Admission fee：Adults 500（400）yen/ University, College and High School Students 200（100）yen/ Junior High School and Elementary School Students 100（50）yen
※（ ）: groups of more than 30 people, Persons with disability and one person accompanying each of them are admitted half of charge
Photos by Taro Misako