Japanese Shrines: Torii

When I was traveling through Japan in March/April 2019 I visited countless temples. To enter a shinto shrine you usually have to pass through a torii. I adored those simple but very elegant structures.

A Torii is a traditional Japanese gate only found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to the sacred.
Source Wikipedia

Fushimi Inari Shrine Kyoto Japan
Near Kawaguchi-ko Japan
Forest hike Koyasan Japan
Meiji Shrine Tokyo Japan

This is for Dan Antion’s Thursday Doors Challenge. Thank you Dan for hosting this marvelous challenge.

Always looking forward to your feedback.

17 Kommentare zu „Japanese Shrines: Torii

  1. Thank you 😊. All torii were beautiful but in some shrines it was very crowded. Japanese people are very quiet and considerate, they step back to let you pass ( before Coronal !), so it was not as bad as it looks.

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  2. Classic shape. I especially like the rougher ones along the trail, but that’s probably because I’d prefer being there to being in the crowds. 🙂



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