Yashima Shrine

Yashima Shrine

Yashima Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kagawa prefecture in Shikoku district. The shrine is dedicated to TOKUGAWA Ieyasu ( the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate ).

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Name Yashima Shrine
"屋島神社(讃岐東照宮)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 140, Yashimanakamachi, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa , Japan
" 香川県高松市屋島中町140" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Takamatsu-Chuo I.C. on the Takamatsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 087-841-9475

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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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