June 17, 2017

Ema for School Success

Kitano Tenman-gū Shrine, Kamigyō-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100
北野天満宮(京都市上京区馬喰町)

Since the Showa (昭和) period, students preparing for examinations often dedicate ema (絵馬) to pass exams at the Tenmangū Shrine where Sugawara Michizane (菅原道真) is honored as heavenly gods (天神, tenjin), the god of learning (学問の神様, gakumon no kamisama).

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