Located in Umeda, Osaka, this market has continued to thrive since the end of WWII.
A must for those visiting the Ohatsu Shrine or going to see a show at the Umeda Kagetsu Theater, the market is also frequented by business people working in the Umeda area who come to the market for lunch, making the market busy with visitors both day and night.
In addition to having a rich history, the market is now firmly rooted as the most accessible market in the Kita and Umeda area of Osaka.

The market is filled with a variety of stores, restaurants and amusement facilities. There is a police station nearby, making the area safe for all visitors.

It is the ideal tourist spot where visitors can get their fill of "eating," "playing," "sightseeing" and "shopping."

The market is conveniently located in close proximity to Osaka Station and accessible by various train lines.

Please stop by during your visit to Osaka.

This shrine, widely known as "Ohatsu Tenjin," is actually called Tsuyuno Tenjinsha.
Chikamatsu Monzaemon wrote a play for the traditional Japanese puppet theater called "Sonezaki Shinju" based on a love suicide that took place at the shrine in 1703 (Genroku 16). Since then, the shrine has been called "Ohatsu Tenjin" after the name of the heroine, Ohatsu.

Who is telling the story, no one knows. Like the sound of the wind from the Sonezaki Woods, it has become famous and has been passed down. It has become a memorial for all, regardless of stature and the realization of their future has become an indisputable model for true love.

"Sonezaki Shinju" is a play written by Chikamatsu Monzaemon based on a love suicide by "Ohatsu," a courtesan of the Temma House of Doujima Shinchi and "Tokubei," the assistant manager of the firm of Hirano on Uchihon Street that occurred on April 7 of the 16th year of Genroku.
This play became very popular among the people of that period and people of all ages visited the shrine to pay their respects to the tragic couple.
This play, which drew tears from the multitudes, was performed countless times over the years and to this day many people visit the shrine to pay their respects and to pray for good fortune in love.
In July 1972, the people of Sonezaki Ichome build a stone monument, "Sonezaki Shinju Ohatsu Tokubei Yukari no Chi," as a memorial for the tragic lovers.

After the 300-year memorial of their death, a shrine parishioner made a one million yen donation "for Ohatsu-san."
This triggered a wave of donations from the local market and businesses and a bronze statue was created in April 2004.