=Dazaifu is a place where the name of "Reiwa" was originated.=
The new era will start on May 1st, and the Crown Prince Naruhito will become the new emperor. The name of the imperial era (gengo) will change from Heisei to" Reiwa(令和)".
"Reiwa" was taken from "Manyoshu", the oldest existing Japanese collection of poetry. It was taken from a passage : "In early spring, the air is fresh and the wind is calm. The plum flowers are blooming like a beautiful woman applying white powder in front of the mirror, and the fragrance of flowers is like that of robes scented with incense."
In 730 A.D., a plum blossom viewing party was organized by Otomo no Tabito, who was a court noble and a poet. The party was held at his residence in Dazaifu, and 32 poems were composed at the party. The passage quoted above was included as an introduction to these 32 poems. That's why Dazaifu is said to be a place where the name of "Reiwa" was originated.