Kamikura Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Wakayama prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Amaterasu?Omikami ( the Sun Goddess, meaning in Japanese “Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven” ). It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"神倉神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||1-13-8, Kamikura, Shinguu-shi, Wakayama, Japan
"和歌山県新宮市神倉１－１３－８" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||70-minute drive from the Owase-Kita I.C. on the Kisei Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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