This is the main shrine of yushima tenjin.
It was rebuilt of wood in 1995.
Formal name of yushima tenjin is "Yushima Tenmangu" in present time.
"Tenmangu" means a shinto shrine to worship "Sugawara Michizane" as a god.
Sugawara Michizane(845-903) was a excellent scholar, poet and politician.
"Tenjin" means Sugawara Michizane as god, also it has same meaning to "Tenmangu".
( But originally, "tenjin" means the heavenly gods. )
There are many "tenmangu" over Japan.
You can know more about this shrine in the link below.
Yushima Tenjin official home page in English
To be continued.
These photos were taken on February 1, 2009.