traditional Japanese gate

A torii is a traditional Japanese gate in shinto shrine. This is a symbol of Japanese religion shinto.

Some torii have tablets with writing mounted between the crossbars. Traditionally, torii are made of wood or stone. Recently, torii are made of steel and stainless steel.[1]


  1. "Historical Items about Japan" (May 11, 2007). Michelle Jarboe. Retrieved 7 August, 2021