Nangu Shrine

Nangu Shrine

Nangu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Gifu prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Kanayamahiko no Mikoto ( the god of metallurgy ). 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 Nangu Shrine
"南宮大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1734-1, Miyashiro, Tarui-cho, Fuwa-gun, Gifu, Japan
"岐阜県不破郡垂井町宮代1734-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Sekigahara I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0584-22-1225

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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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