Shidoji Temple

Shidoji Temple

Shidoji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Kagawa prefecture in Shikoku district. The temple is dedicated to Jyuichimen Kannon ( eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara ). It is the 86th temple of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage.

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Name Shidoji Temple
"志度寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1102, Shido, Sanuki-shi, Kagawa, Japan
"香川県さぬき市志度1102" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Shido I.C. on the Takamatsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 087-894-0086

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Hudoki

Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.

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