Eigenji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Shiga prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Yotsugi Kannon ( Kannon who promises prosperity of descendants ). This temple is famous for its beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"永源寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||41, Eigenjitakanocho, Higashiomi-shi, Shiga, Japan
"滋賀県東近江市永源寺高野町４１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||15-minute drive from the Yokaichi I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.
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