Heikenji Temple

Heikenji Temple

Heikenji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Kanagawa prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Kobo Daishi ( an influential Heian Period monk, founder of the Shingon school ).

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Name Heikenji Temple
"川崎大師平間寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 4-48, Daishimachi, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
"神奈川県川崎市川崎区大師町4-48" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Daishi I.C. on the Shuto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 044-266-3420

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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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