Kumanohongu Shrine

Kumanohongu Shrine

Kumanohongu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Wakayama prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Ketsumimiko no Okami ( the god of wood ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan). It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.

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Name Kumanohongu Shrine
"熊野本宮大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1100, Honguuchohonguu, Tanabe-shi, Wakayama, Japan
"和歌山県田辺市本宮町本宮1100" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 60-minute drive from the Nanki-Tanabe I.C. on the Hanwa Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0735-42-0009

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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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