Toshoji Temple

Toshoji Temple

Toshoji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Chiba prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Dainichi Nyorai ( Mahavairocana, the chief deity in Esoteric Buddhism ).

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Name Toshoji Temple
"宗吾霊堂(東勝寺)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-558, Sogo, Narita-shi, Chiba, Japan
"千葉県成田市宗吾1-558" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Tomisato I.C. on the Higashi-Kanto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0476-27-3131

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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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