Torii Shinto Shrine gate (鳥居)
Is there any special meaning in the Torii Shinto Shrine gate?
Torii is a gate-like structure placed at key point in the path leading to
the Shinto 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.