God of Tenjin
The statue of Tenjin (literally meaning “the celestial god”) is enshrined with the spirit of Sugawara no Michizane (845–903), who was known for his excellence in writing and poetry.
There is a tradition in Kakunodate where children dedicate their calligraphy so as to advance in their writings and studies. A festival is held at Uzumaki-Tenjin shrine for this tradition every year on March 25th on the Japanese traditional calendar.
The Ishiguro family owns a colored sculpture of the god Tenjin as well as a clay doll made in Yabase, and these old treasures have been passed on to the descendants.