Inunomiya-Nekonomiya Shrine

Inunomiya-Nekonomiya Shrine

Inunomiya-Nekonomiya Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Mekkege, Sukkege and Tama ( the cat god and the dog gods ).

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Name Inunomiya-Nekonomiya Shrine
"犬の宮・猫の宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address Kouyasu, Takahata-machi, Higashiokitama-gun, Yamagata, Japan
"山形県東置賜郡高畠町高安地内" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10 minutes by taxi from Takahata station on the JR Ou line.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
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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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