Menumashodenzan Temple

Menumashodenzan Temple

Menumashodenzan Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Saitama prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Mishotai Shakujyo-to ( Bishop's staff ). This temple is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Menumashodenzan Temple
"妻沼聖天山" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1511, Menuma, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama, Japan
"埼玉県熊谷市妻沼1511" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 40-minute drive from the Tatebayashi I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 048-588-1644

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Kojiki

Kojiki (古事記, "Records of Ancient Matters" or "An Account of Ancient Matters"), also known as Furukotofumi, is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan, dating from the early 8th century (711-712) and composed by O no Yasumaro at the request of Empress Genmei. The Kojiki is a collection of myths concerning the origin of the four home islands of Japan, and the Kami. Along with the Nihon Shoki, the myths contained in the Kojiki are part of the inspiration behind many practices. Later, the myths were re-appropriated for Shinto practices including the misogi purification ritual.

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