Sakitori Shrine

Sakitori Shrine

Sakitori Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kanagawa prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Ujinowakiiratsuko no Mikoto ( the son of Emperor Ojin ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Sakitori Shrine
"前鳥神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 4-14-26, Shinomiya, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
"神奈川県平塚市四之宮4-14-26" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Atsugi I.C. on the Tomei Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0463-55-1195

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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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