Saturday, June 22, 2024

Ono Tenmangu Shrine


Ono is a small agricultural settlement in the mountains between Takeo Onsen and Arita in Saga. The larger area is called Yamauchi, and it is now part of Takeo.

Walking between Kurokami Shrine and the next temple on my pilgrimage the tall banners indicated that some kind of matsuri was about to take place.

Ono Tenmangu is an unremarkable, fairly standard village shrine. There was no signboard and no-one around so I could get no further information.

Other than a single pair of komainu and a pair of lanterns there were no other decorations.

There were two separate Inari shrines.

As a Tenmangu the main enshrined deity would be Tenjin, the deified form of Sugawara Michizane.

It is unknown whether the shrine was established as a Tenmangu or an ujigami shrine that later adopted Tenjin.

The previous post in this series was on Kurokami Shrine.


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