Ohirasan Shrine

Ohirasan Shrine

Ohirasan Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tochigi prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Amaterasu?Omikami ( the Sun Goddess, meaning in Japanese “Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven” ).

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Name Ohirasan Shrine
"太平山神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 659, Hiraicho, Tochigi-shi, Tochigi, Japan
"栃木県栃木市平井町659" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Tochigi I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0282-22-0227

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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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