Shoshazan Temple

Shoshazan Temple

Shoshazan Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Hyogo prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Nyoirin Kannon ( the Bodhisattva of Compassion ). It is the 27th temple of the 33 Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage.This temple is famous for its amazing structures called Kake-zukuri (overhang style).

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Name Shoshazan Temple
"書写山圓教寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2968, Syosya, Himeji-shi, Hyogo, Japan
"兵庫県姫路市書写2968" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 4-minute ropeway ride from Ropeway Sanroku Station to Summit Station.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 079-266-3327

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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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