Higashihonganji Temple

Higashihonganji Temple

Higashihonganji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Kyoto prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Amida Nyorai ( the?Amit?bha Buddha ).

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Name Higashihonganji Temple
"東本願寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 745 Tokiwacho, Shichijyo-agaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
"京都府京都市下京区烏丸通七条上ル常葉町754" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Kyoto-Minami I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 075-371-9181


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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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