Kashima Shrine

Kashima Shrine

Kashima Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Ibaraki prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Takemikazuchi no Mikoto ( the god of military?arts ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.This shrine is famous for Futsuno Mitama no Tsurugi , a sacred sword more than 2 meters in length.

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Name Kashima Shrine
"鹿島神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2306-1, Kyuchu, Kashima-shi, Ibaraki, Japan
"茨城県鹿嶋市宮中2306-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Itako I.C. on the Higashi-Kanto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0299-82-1209

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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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