Tsukubasan Shrine

Tsukubasan Shrine

Tsukubasan Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Ibaraki prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Izanagi no Mikoto ( the god of life ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Tsukubasan Shrine
"筑波山神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1, Tsukuba, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki, Japan
"茨城県つくば市筑波1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 40-minute drive from the Tsuchiura-Kita I.C. on the Joban Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 029-866-0502

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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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