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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.

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.

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 precine

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