Kitaguchihongufujisengen Shrine

Kitaguchihongufujisengen Shrine

Kitaguchihongufujisengen Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Yamanashi prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Konohana Sakuya Hime ( the goddess of?cherry blossoms ). It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.

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Name Kitaguchihongufujisengen Shrine
"北口本宮冨士浅間神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 5558, Kamiyoshida, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi, Japan
"山梨県富士吉田市上吉田5558番地" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 25-minute walk from Fujisan Station on the Fujikyu Line.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0555-22-0221

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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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