Awa In Chiba Shrine

Awa In Chiba Shrine

Awa In Chiba Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Chiba prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Amenofutodama no Mikoto ( the god of observances, ancestor of the Inbe clan ). 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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Name Awa In Chiba Shrine
"安房神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 589, Daijinguu, Tateyama-shi, Chiba, Japan
"千葉県館山市大神宮589" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 30-minute drive from the Tomiura I.C. on the Futtsu-Tateyama Road.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0470-28-0034

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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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