Ukimido Temple

Ukimido Temple

Ukimido Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Shiga prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Sho Kannon ( Aryavalokitesvara ). This temple is famous for its beautiful scenery.

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Name Ukimido Temple
"浮御堂(満月寺)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-16-18, Honkatata, Otsu-shi, Shiga , Japan
"滋賀県大津市本堅田1-16-18" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Mano I.C. on the Kosei Road.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 077-572-0455

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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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