Tosakokubunji Temple

Tosakokubunji Temple

Tosakokubunji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Kochi prefecture in Shikoku district. The temple is dedicated to Senjyu Kannon ( Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshwara ). It is the 29th temple of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage.

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Name Tosakokubunji Temple
"土佐国分寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 546, Kokubu, Nankoku-shi, Kochi, Japan
"高知県南国市国分546" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Nankoku I.C. on the Kochi Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 088-862-0055

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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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