Since the period of Edo(1603`1867j, the god of Kameido Tenjin Shrine
has been believed to be the god of learning. The shrine is famous for its Japanese plums and wistarias.|
In 1662, Shinto priest who served at Kyushu Dazaifu Shrine made a statue of Michizane Sugawara (who was a statesman, literary man, and scholar during the Heian period) using wood from the tree which was called tobiumeiflying plum), and he treated it as a god. He brought it to Kameido and built a shrine for the statue. People say that this is the origin of Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
Every year on January 24 and 25, "Usokaeshinji" is held ("uso" has two
meanings: a lie ; and a type of a bird called a bullfinch).