Amatsu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Toyama prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Hikohohodemi no Mikoto ( the god of mountain ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.
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"天津神社・奴奈川神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||1-3-34, Ichinomiya, Itoigawa-shi, Niigata, Japan
"新潟県糸魚川市一の宮１丁目３番３４号" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||5-minute drive from the Itoigawa I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
The Engishiki (延喜式, "Procedures of the Engi Era") is a Japanese book about laws and customs. The major part of the writing was completed in 927.
In 905, Emperor Daigo ordered the compilation of the Engishiki. Although previous attempts at codification are known to have taken place, neither the Konin nor the Jogan Gishiki survive making the Engishiki important for early Japanese historical and religious studies.
Fujiwara no Tokihira began the task, but work stalled when he died four years later in 909. His brother Fujiwara no Tadahira continued the work in 912 eventually completing it in 927.
After a number of revisions, the work was used as a basis for reform starting in 967.
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