Tori-I, the Sacred Gate

Follow the flow of the people and you will arrive at this Second Bird Gate.

Hi!

If you have been with me in this blog or my mailing list, you may remember these gates called « Tori-I ».

Tori means bird.

I, pronounced simply as « i », means being there, or staying there.

So, sometimes I call them « Bird Gate ».

Tori-I is the gate only for the shrine.

Look at the different kinds of Tori-I.

I am not the specialist bur I heard the different styles show different times and religious lines.

One of my favorites. Sai-Shrine near Omiwa. The little red shrine is for performing art.
Huge Bird-gate of Miwa shrine and Nijo-zan (two-top) mountains.
The Whole view of Miwa Shrine, with a very special hand woven barrier.

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