Maiko Haruki in Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine


Dazaifu 4 (2007) by Maiko Haruki from "unify"
Courtesy of Taro Nasu
In dark woods
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine tries on contemporary art

Thursday, March 15, 2007 - By Kay Itoi

The Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine in Kyushu is a peaceful, tranquillity-filled spot detached from the bustle of big cities like Fukuoka, a half-hour drive away. It has been a place of worship since it was built on the grave of Michizane Sugawara, a beloved high-ranking Heian Period official who died in exile there more than 1,000 years ago. But a young priest is giving the centuries-old shrine a new face by mixing traditions and contemporary art....

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