Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Small sacred gates, torii, for being dedicated to a shrine

Small sacred gates, torii, for being dedicated to a shrine, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto

5 Comments:

At 3/28/2007 4:53 AM, Blogger Akoua Doffou said...

Very cool. I have a question: is the word torii pronounced "tori-i" or "tori"?

 
At 3/28/2007 5:17 AM, Blogger macky said...

Thanks for the comment, akoua!!
We usually pronounce this word "tori-i".

 
At 3/29/2007 3:42 PM, Blogger julia said...

So the gates are left at the shrine? Symbolic?

 
At 3/29/2007 9:57 PM, Blogger macky said...

Yes, they are left at the shrine. Those who dedicate the small gate to the shrine are said to become happy.

 
At 4/02/2007 1:31 AM, Blogger Neorelix said...

I really like the structure of this shot, the straight/curved contrasts alongside the red/grey. Cool.

 

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