Shiogama Shrine

Shiogama Shrine

Shiogama Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Miyagi prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Shiotsuchi no Oji ( the god of big catch, sea voyage and salt manufacture ). It was a shrine occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.This shrine is famous for its beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.

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Name Shiogama Shrine
"鹽竈神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-1, Ichimoriyama, Shiogama-shi, Miyagi, Japan
"宮城県塩竈市一森山1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Rifu-Shiogama I.C. on the Sanriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 022-367-1611

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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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