Hitachikokubunji Temple

Hitachikokubunji Temple

Hitachikokubunji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Ibaraki prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Yakushi Nyorai ( Buddha of Medicine ).

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Name Hitachikokubunji Temple
"常陸国分寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 5-1-5 Fuchu, Ishioka-shi, Ibaraki, Japan
"茨城県石岡市府中5丁目1-5" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Chiyoda-Ishioka I.C. on the Joban Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0299-22-2827

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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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