Shirasaki Hachimangu Shrine Exam Success Omamori

Historic Yamaguchi Prefecture shrine amulet for academic achievement

Teachers always say that to succeed you need to study harder but they fail to mention that like everything else, academic success is also a matter of luck. And when you're taking college exams in a society where cramming starts at kindergarten like it does in Japan, you will happily take all the help you can find. Even the help that comes in the form of an amulet in a small brocade bag, like the Shirasaki Hachimangu Shrine Exam Success Omamori, blessed by the priests of one of Japan's most revered Shinto shrines, located in Yamaguchi Prefecture's Iwakuni.

The Shirasaki Hachimangu Shrine Exam Success Omamori comes in two colors (blue or pink), both coming in beautiful paulownia wood boxes like most traditional objects in Japan. They are accompanied by a blank card that you can fill in with the name of the school you are testing for. The amulet itself contains a prayer to Sugawara no Michizane, a 9th-10th-century scholar who after death became Tenman-Tenjin, the Shinto god of learning. Get the color you like, write the name of the school, keep it on your desk, and keep studying!

Specs and Features:

  • For academic/exam success
  • Deity: Sugawara no Michizane / Tenman-Tenjin (god of learning)
  • Blessed by the priests of Shirasaki Hachimangu shrine in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture (founded 1250)
  • Color: blue, pink
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 4.1 cm (2.8 x 1.6")
  • Comes with paulownia wood box
  • Includes blank card for writing the name of the school you are testing for
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