Seimei-Jinja is a shrine dedicated to the famous astrologist Abe no Seimei
Seimei-Jinja is said to have been built on the place where Abe no Seimei’s house used to be. The shrine was established in 1007, in memory of Abe no Seimei, who died in 1005. Abe no Seimei was an onmyoji, a type of Japanese astrologist who advised the rulers in spiritual matters according to the Japanese philosophy of onmyodo, which is based in the Chinese philosophy of the five elements and yin and yang.
Seimei-Jinja is actually getting more popular lately, and you may wonder what the reason for this popularity is. It’s actually the double Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu, who became Abe no Seimei in his Olympic free skate program, and who has even visited Seimei-Jinja, and left an ema, a votive wooden plaque, at the shrine.