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Torii Shinto Shrine gate (鳥居)
Is there any special meaning in theTorii Shinto Shrine gate?
Torii is a gate-like structure placed at key point in the path leading to
the Shinto shrine.
It is very unique for the vermilion torii gate of <00041167> to
stand in the sea.
<00041167> Nakatsu Shrine at Oshima
It consists of two standing pillars, with two horizontal beams, one a little
above the other. It symbolically separates the holy world inside from the
secular world outside. Miyajidake ShrineUsa Shrine
The torii is derived from its homophone “tori” which means bird flying in the sky.
It is said to have originated as a perch for sacred birds within the shrine precincts.