Atsuta Shrine

Atsuta Shrine

Atsuta Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Aichi prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Atsuta no Ookami ( the god represented by the sacred sword Kusanagi no Tsurugi, one of the three sacred treasures that symbolize the Imperial throne ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Atsuta Shrine
"熱田神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1, Jinguu, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan
"愛知県名古屋市熱田区神宮一丁目1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 3-minute walk from JR Atsuta Station.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 052-671-4151

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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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