Kokuzozenji Temple

Kokuzozenji Temple

Kokuzozenji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Saitama prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Kokuzou Bosatsu ( Akasagarbha Bodhisattva, God of Wisdom ). It is the 13th temple of the 34 Chichibu Kannon Pilgrimage.

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Name Kokuzozenji Temple
"虚空蔵禅寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 4704, Kamimiyajimachi, Chichibu-shi, Saitama, Japan
"埼玉県秩父市上宮地町4704" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Minano I.C. on the Minano-Yorii Toll Road.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0494-23-9001

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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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