Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Japanese Torii, 20 Amazing Vintage Photos / Muza Chan

Although an usual part of the Japanese landscape, the origins of torii are still unknown.

According to some theories, the torii architecture comes from India, where there are some similar structures, the torana and the pandal.

According to other theories, the torii were inspired by the paifang Chinese gates or by the hongsalmun gates from Korea.
 
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