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Engishiki

Engishiki (Procedures of the Engi Era). A Japanese corpus of regulations for governmental administration and ceremonies in fifty books. The compilation of these procedures was initiated in 905 CE.

The Engishiki can be divided into two parts in accordance with the two major divisions of the government: the Jingi-kan concerned with kami (deities) affairs or Shinto religion for the well-being and prosperity of the national community, and the Dajō-kan dealing with all the ‘secular’ business of the government. All matters handled by the Jingi-kan are found in the first ten books of the Engishiki.

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