Kokuragion Shrine

Kokuragion Shrine

Kokuragion Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Fukuoka prefecture in Kyushu district. The shrine is dedicated to Susanoo no Mikoto ( the god of bravery and marriage ).

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Name Kokuragion Shrine
"八坂神社(小倉祇園)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2-2, Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka, Japan
"福岡県北九州市小倉北区城内2-2" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 2-minute drive from the Otemachi I.C. on the Kitakyushu URBAN Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 093-561-0753

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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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