Kirishima Shrine

Kirishima Shrine

Kirishima Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kagoshima prefecture in Kyushu district. The shrine is dedicated to Ninigi no Mikoto ( the sun goddess Amaterasu's grandson who descended to earth ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Kirishima Shrine
"霧島神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2608-5, Kirishimataguchi, Kirishima-shi, Kagoshima, Japan
"鹿児島県霧島市霧島田口2608-5" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 40-minute drive from the Mizobe-Kagoshima Airport I.C. on the Kyushu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0995-57-0001

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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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