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torii

torii at Nikko, Japan
A monumental, freestanding gateway to a Shinto shrine, consisting of two pillars with a straight crosspiece at the top and lintel above it, usually curving upward.
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Many of them do nothing but stand in front of the torii gate, gazing up at a spiritual sturdiness in prayer that, one day, they'll be one with.
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW: Tokyo's dazzling neon lights with Mount Fuji in the background; BEAUTY: Golden Temple and 'floating' Torii gate are must-see Japanese attractions
The island is known for the red torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine which rises up from the sea near its coast.
The travel-worn group pushed through the second torii gate, the Japanese symbol for holy ground, flanked by Kornainu or Shishi, (lion statues that stand guard at such spiritual places).
He added that a new flower bed was constructed with approximately 2,000 assorted flowers and the Torii gate sign in front of the main CBH building was replaced.
The inspiration derives from the vermillion lacquered torii gates leading to an ancient Kyoto shrine dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice.
A priest walks through a passage of red torii gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha in southeastern Kyoto, Japan.