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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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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