toriimon 鳥居門
CATEGORY: architecture / shrines
 
Lit. bird perch gate. A shrine gate with a board fence attached to the outer part of each of the two pillars. A *torii 鳥居 is a simple gate-like structure with one or two lintels. It stands alone to mark the entrance to a shrine or shrine within a shrine. Normally, it has no gate doors or a board fences attached. An exception is the *Miwa torii 三輪鳥居 at Oomiwa Jinja 大神神社, in Nara.
 
 

 
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