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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Hudoki

Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.

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