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Tokushima Airport to Send Academic Prayer Cards to Dazaifu Tenmangu as Part of Fukuoka Route Promotion

Tokushima Airport to Send Academic Prayer Cards to Dazaifu Tenmangu as Part of Fukuoka Route Promotion

The special board at Tokushima AIrport for Dazaifu Tenmangu

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A board has been set up since December 6 at Tokushima Airport (Itano District, Tokushima Prefecture) to post cards that are used to write prayers to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine asking for academic success.

The board is part of a promotion for the Fukuoka route planned by the Tokushima Airport Visitor Promotion Committee, and the cards filled out during the promotional period will be sent to Fukuoka between January 10 and 15. Airport building staff will represent the students when they offer their “academic prayers” to the famous shrine.

Japan Air Commuter (JAC) now operates on the route between Tokushima and Fukuoka flying Saab 340Bs (seating capacity 36) on two roundtrip flights per day. In addition to offering all sorts of souvenirs and examinee discounts to travelers on the route, the airport is providing test takers pamphlets with information on how to take tests and college life, as well as on places such as Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine and the Kyushu National Museum.

The airline released a statement saying, “At this time at the end of the year when students are minimizing their free time and putting out a final burst of effort for their studies, we are going in their place to offer their prayer cards to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine in Fukuoka. We hope local examinees and families will take advantage of this.”

The cards can be filled in until January 5 of next year.

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