Educational success. One of the riyaku (benefits) most likely to be offered by temples and shrines and petitioned for by pre-university students in contemporary Japan, where employability and life prospects are, and are firmly believed to be, closely linked to academic achievement at school. O-mamori and o-fuda for educational success may be obtained, ema inscribed and prayers addressed to the kami, particularly Tenjin who is the patron kami of scholarship.

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