If one puts efforts into studying, the plum trees will bloom.
While researching Koishikawa Korakuen in Tokyo, I came over this small quote. It is a proverb, which connects plum trees with learning.
I already knew that famous plum viewing shrines, like Kameido shrine or Yushima-tenjin, are also a great place to make wishes for passing tests or getting accepted to universities.
But I didn’t have the connection between both until now.
There is always something to learn when researching Japanese culture and history!
For more information about the connection between plum trees and studying, please read Allan Brewsters comment below!