The deity of the shrine, Michizane Sugawara, was a talented calligrapher. People visit the shrine and have the first calligraphy of the year and pray for their calligraphy improvement.
Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine
Jan. 2 (Mon., national holiday) - 4 (Wed.) -Fude Hajime (the first brush) Festival: From 9:00 of 2nd (The first calligraphy writing of the New Year will be held until 16:00) -Tenma-gaki calligraphy: everyday 10:00-16:00
Access: Kyoto City Bus #50 "Kitano Tenmangu-mae"