Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Torii Tunnels at Yutoku Inari


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Virtual tunnels formed from multiple Torii, shinto gateways, are a feature of many Inari shrines.

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Usually each Torii will be inscribed with the name of the donor who paid for it.

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Usually made of wood and painted vermillion, there are some places where they are made of plastic.

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The most well known and photographed of these torii tunnels is at the Fushima Inari Shrine near Kyoto, but all these photos were taken at Yutoku Inari Shrine in Saga Prefecture in Kyushu.

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1 comment:

  1. ..Virtual tunnels...
    A gentle access to the shrine
    Very beautiful

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