Takachiho Shrine

Takachiho Shrine

Takachiho Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Miyazaki prefecture in Kyushu district. The shrine is dedicated to Ninigi no Mikoto ( the sun goddess Amaterasu's grandson who descended to earth ).

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Name Takachiho Shrine
"高千穂神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1037, Mitai, Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun, Miyazaki, Japan
"宮崎県西臼杵郡高千穂町三田井1037" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 180-minute drive from the Mashiki-Kumamoto I.C. on the Kyushu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0982-72-2413

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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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