Ashikagaorihime Shrine

Ashikagaorihime Shrine

Ashikagaorihime Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tochigi prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Amenoyachichihime no Mikoto ( the goddess of fabrics and marriage ).

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Name Ashikagaorihime Shrine
"足利織姫神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3889, Nishinomiyacho, Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi, Japan
"栃木県足利市西宮町3889" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Ashikaga I.C. on the Kita-Kanto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0284-22-0313

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Engishiki

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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