Sunday, July 3, 2011

The tallest torii in japan

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This really is the tallest torii in Japan, located in the town of Tanabe City in the mountains of wakayama.

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It is made of steel and is 33.9 meters tall. It weighs 172 tons, and the top lintel is 42 meters wide.

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The torii stands at the entrance to the original site of the Hongu Taisha Shrine that stood for more than 1,000 years on a sandbar where several rivers meet. In 1889 a disastrous flood destroyed the shrine and it was moved to its present hilltop site a few hundred meters away.

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8 comments:

  1. I'm sorry I don't comment more...but I do read your blog often and I love your pictures...they are absolutely wonderful! I wanted to say thank you for your work and efforts in posting them!

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  2. Impressive. The one in Kyoto was also very big.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  3. Hi! My American friend told me about this.
    I've seen many photos of this torri,because I have lived here .
    I can say that yours are the most beautiful one of them.
    Did you go around here?
    I recommend you to go Nakahechi Art museum.
    I think you'll like it.

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  4. Hi Hiromi
    Thanks for your comment. We were just passing through so didnt have time to explore.... but next time :)

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