Tsukushi is in the heart of Kyushu, and is an extremely rich province. The city of Dazaifu is one of the major military and administrative centres of feudal Japan. Historically, Tsukushi was where foreign embassies, including that of the Chinese, could be found. Sugawara no Michizane, a scholar who was deified as the Kami of learning, spent his final years here in exile. Today, the capital is Fukuoka, the most populous city on Kyushu. It is also one of Japan's most dynamic cities.