All over the world and in every era, students pray for good results. It’s no different in Japan. This print depicts the medieval scholar and poet Sugawara no Michizane. In Japan, he is the patron saint of scholarship, and temples dedicated to him are popular places for students to pray for good grades. Japan is an important country for Leiden University; in 2017, Carel Stolker travelled to Japan with a delegation to strengthen the ties with Japanese universities.