Torii Gate at Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 11 January 2018
Torii Gate at Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo

This is one of two entrances to the Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, which are marked by large wooden torii gates. At Shinto shrines in Japan, the torii demarcates the dividing line between profane and sacred spaces. At the Meiji Jingu Shrine, there are two immense wooden torii gates -- the largest in Japan -- which are made of cypress wood that is over 1600 years old.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, January 11). Torii Gate at Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7901/

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Wiener, James B. "Torii Gate at Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 11, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/7901/.

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Wiener, James B. "Torii Gate at Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 11 Jan 2018. Web. 12 Dec 2019.

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