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A torii is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine.
The presence of a torii at the entrance is usually the simplest way to identify Shinto shrines.

Torii (literally "bird's perch") first appeared in Japan in the 10th century (Heian period) and are traditionally made of stone and wood, but more recent variations are also made of copper, reinforced concrete, stainless steel or other materials. They are either left unpainted or covered in a layer of vermillion. Commonly, a single torii is placed at the entrance of the shrine precinct. In case of multiple torii the first and largest one is called ichi-no-torii, with sometimes so many other torii lined up that they create veritable tunnels or archways, as seen in Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Taisha, where thousands of them are placed in an endless array of gates.

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  • Copyright: May Jayne (mayjayne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 215 W: 22 N: 548] (3431)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-11-15
  • Categories: Decisive Moment
  • Exposure: f/3.5, 1/5 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-12-15 5:06
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