Beauty II

Not far away from Asakusa, there’s a place inviting to rest for a while.
It drew me like a magnet and I can still not say what attracted me there.

Ueno - street life

Ueno – street life

 

Yushima Tenmagu Shrine - a modest entrance

Yushima Tenmagu Shrine – a modest entrance

 

Yushima Tenmagu Shrine - enlighten me

Yushima Tenmagu Shrine – enlighten me

 

Not mentioned in any “must-see” guides, the Yushima Tenmangu Shrine was built in 458 A.D. to honor a Buddhist deity.

Yushima - side building

Yushima – side building

 

In the 14th century the historical Michizane was enshrined there to honor his extraordinary virtue as a scholar.

Yushima Tenmagu Shrine

Yushima Tenmagu Shrine

 

Students and scholars have been visiting this place since then, such as Confucian scholars of the Edo period.

Yushima Tenmagu Shrine - holy smoke?

Yushima Tenmagu Shrine – holy smoke?

 

Yushima Tenmagu Shrine in its full beauty

Yushima Tenmagu Shrine in its full beauty

 

Around this shrine, I found young people and sort of a rush hour since many people swung by on their way home. The cyprus walls of this shrine are beautiful as they emanate this sort of enlightenment.

Yushima Tenmagu Shrine - time to leave

Yushima Tenmagu Shrine – time to leave

 

I love learning, maybe that’s my case here.

A walk in the Ueno park

A walk in the Ueno park

 

Ueno Park - Temple of Benten

Ueno Park – Temple of Benten

 

Ueno Station

Ueno Station

 

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