The ''Plum Blossom Festival'' commemorating the virtues of Michizane Sugawara was held on February 25, 2024 at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City). Despite the unfortunate rain, worshipers warmed their cold bodies as they were entertained by geishas and maikos from the red light district, Kamishichiken, and looked forward to the arrival of spring.

Articles are excerpts from reports and news in the Kyoto Shimbun. Due to automatic translation, some expressions may not be accurate.