Minashi Shrine

Minashi Shrine

Minashi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Gifu prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Mitoshigami ( the?god?of?the?incoming?year ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.

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Name Minashi Shrine
"飛騨一宮水無神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 5323 Ichinomiyamachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu, Japan
"岐阜県高山市一之宮町石原5323" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 40-minute drive from the Ina I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0577-53-2001

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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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