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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).[1] 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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  • Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9693 W: 989 N: 18339] (93372)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-02-04
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-10-03 2:16
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