Kitano Tenmangū (北野天満宮?) is a Shinto shrine known for its red and white plum (ume) blossom. Kitano Tenmangū is crowded with students praying for success in their exams because its deity was a man of literature and knowledge.
In this photo, a women is reading an ema (絵馬?), which are small wooden plaques on which Shinto worshippers write their prayers or wishes. As seen here, these ema are then left hanging up at the shrine, where the kami (spirits or gods) receive them.
Seiganji temple was opened by emperor tenchi in the Asuka period. Emperor Tenchi ordered Kenmonshi and Keshikoku, father and son, who were very famous as sculptors of Buddhist images at that time, to sculpture a 5 meter-tall Amida Buddha sitting image, and as soon as this image was finished, the main temple was built, finally, this temple was named "Seiganji Temple" in 667.