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Torii, Itsukushima Shrine 5

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 12 July 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

It's good luck if you can throw a stone and land it on the beam of a torii.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

wow . . this really drives home the scale of the structure . . . I was going to ask about the stones - thanks for the explanation !

12 Jul 2010 7:16am

@Ronnie 2¢: Cheers Ronnie!

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Huge isn't it! old is it by the way? (it's done well to last so well on the beach like that!)

12 Jul 2010 7:57am

@Ian Bramham: Thanks Ian... The gate has existed since 1168, though the current gate dates back to 1875 (Wikipedia)

Charlie from Bristol, United Kingdom

The red colour here really captures attention, people for scale show how huge this really is. Also keen to learn how old it is. Thanks and well done!

12 Jul 2010 8:47am

@Charlie: Thanks Charlie; The gate has existed since 1168, though the current gate dates back to 1875 (Wikipedia)

Marc from France

Quelle série!!!

12 Jul 2010 7:45pm

@Marc: Merci Marc!

Xerophytes from United Kingdom

That's really a magnifient architecture!

12 Jul 2010 9:16pm

@Xerophytes: Thanks Xerophytes!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lots of good luck there!

12 Jul 2010 10:18pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve!

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

That really makes a statement, they're just like huge frames, solid colour too.

13 Jul 2010 4:17am

@Michael: Thanks Michael!