Morinji Temple

Morinji Temple

Morinji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Gunma prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Shaka Nyorai ( Buddha Shakamuni ).

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Name Morinji Temple
"茂林寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1570, Horikucho, Tatebayashi-shi, Gunma, Japan
"群馬県館林市堀工町1570" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Tatebayashi I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0276-72-1514

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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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