Motozenkoji Temple

Motozenkoji Temple

Motozenkoji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Gifu prefecture in Chubu district. The temple is dedicated to Amida Nyorai ( the?Amit?bha Buddha ).

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Name Motozenkoji Temple
"元善光寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2638, Zakouji, Iida-shi, Nagano, Japan
"長野県飯田市座光寺2638" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Iida I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0265-23-2525

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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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