The big torii at Moto Hakone, with Lake Ashi over on the left. From Wikipedia:
"A torii (鳥居・鳥栖・鶏栖?, lit. bird perch, English: /ˈtɔəri.iː/) is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred (see Sacred-profane dichotomy). The presence of a torii at the entrance is usually the simplest way to identify Shinto shrines, and a small torii icon represents them on Japanese road maps.[note 1] They are however a common sight at Japanese Buddhist temples too, where they stand at the entrance of the temple's own shrine, called chinjusha (鎮守社?, tutelary god shrine) and usually very small."
Moto Hakone is the closest access point to Tokyo for viewing Mount Fuji.
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papagolf21 (101892) 2011-10-03 2:33
Bonjour, cher Chris,
Grâce à la note d'accompagnement, l'on comprend mieux cette sorte de porte monumentale.
C'est tout l'intérêt du site, apprendre par l'image et par les notes.
Un grand merci.
jhm (152874) 2011-10-03 4:06
The big gate is the real eye catcher on these picture.
You use these specially gate as frame with a see-through.
Composition and depth image are nice.
Pleasant color, good presentation. TFS.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-10-03 4:33
a very spectacular photo of this imposing gate, the composition is attractive, superb colours and lights, the view is beautiful, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
npecanhuk (75422) 2011-10-03 5:29
Here, the highlight is that monument in the fg!
However, I really enjoy everything else!
Very good quality and lots to see and admire!
TFS - congrats,
pierrefonds (66394) 2011-10-03 5:39
The subject is well framed. The distance between the torii and the mointain is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the torii. The afternoon light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Hhave a nice day.
saxo042 (37880) 2011-10-03 8:45
The strong colour of the arch really stands out in this capture. But htere are more than the strong colour here, this is a very interesting street view with a beautiful landscape as a background.
emka (97565) 2011-10-03 13:26
I liked the view of all these red tori. Such essence of Japanese. Fantastic composition, the gate here is very big. The tori were rather by Shinto shrines, to the Buddhist temple were different big gates, but it was difficult to recognize.
I was in Hakone but there was cloudy and rainy so i couldn't see Fuji san. But even in rain it was fun to go by pirate's ship on the lake Ashii.
Graal (102858) 2011-10-03 23:55
an interesting view and place. Amazing gate over the road. Good note also. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
Silvio1953 (143106) 2011-10-04 13:45
Ciao Chis, great view of fantastic gate on a beautiful sky, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
nikkitta (17066) 2011-10-04 19:27
I noticed how many countries you visited , a real pleasure to visit your gallery
Very interesting and informative note and great capture with an original frame , the Torii
I also enjoy watching all the Chinese characters
Greetings and all the best
serp2000 (44191) 2011-10-05 6:25
Superb! I like this view, good POV, splendid colours and fine DOF. The background is superb!