Yasukuni Shrine

Yasukuni Shrine

Yasukuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tokyo metropolis in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to the war dead ( ”Eirei” in Japanese ).

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Name Yasukuni Shrine
"靖国神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3-1-1, Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
"東京都千代田区九段北3-1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Daikancho I.C. on the Shuto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 03-3261-8326

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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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