Bannaji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Tochigi prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Dainichi Nyorai ( Mahavairocana, the chief deity in Esoteric Buddhism ). This temple is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"鑁阿寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||2220, Ietomicho, Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi, Japan
"栃木県足利市家富町２２２０" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||10-minute drive from the Ashikaga I.C. on the Kita-Kanto 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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