Shoboji Temple

Shoboji Temple

Shoboji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Iwate prefecture in Tohoku district. The temple is dedicated to Nyoirin Kannon ( the Bodhisattva of Compassion ).

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Name Shoboji Temple
"奥の正法寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 129, Syoboji, Mizusawakukuroishicho, Osyu-shi, Iwate, Japan
"岩手県奥州市水沢区黒石町字正法寺129" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Hiraizumi-Maesawa I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0197-26-4041

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Kojiki

Kojiki (古事記, "Records of Ancient Matters" or "An Account of Ancient Matters"), also known as Furukotofumi, is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan, dating from the early 8th century (711-712) and composed by O no Yasumaro at the request of Empress Genmei. The Kojiki is a collection of myths concerning the origin of the four home islands of Japan, and the Kami. Along with the Nihon Shoki, the myths contained in the Kojiki are part of the inspiration behind many practices. Later, the myths were re-appropriated for Shinto practices including the misogi purification ritual.

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