Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima, Japan

Itsukushima Shrine (Japan) - floating torii gate

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Miyajima, Japan

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  • Other building names: Torii of Itsukushima, Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Jinja
  • Building types: Temple, Monument
  • Architectural styles: Japanese Shinto style
  • Material: Wood
  • Height: 16 meters
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Itsukushima Shrine description and facts:

Japan's largest gates stand in the waters of a small cove, and their two 16-meter pillars support a curved lintel of 23 m in length.

Everywhere in the world, the gates have a special symbolic and psychological meaning. The gates of this type are characteristic of Shinto temples and mean entry into a sacred area. They are the points of contact between two different zones or states of mind: public and private, known and mysterious, secular and holy.

The gates are exactly aligned with the axis of the temple behind them. However, the temple itself is much older and belongs to the most venerable in Japan. It is devoted to three Shinto goddesses, daughters of Sasanoo (god of storms and seas).

The temple consists of numerous buildings, including pavilions of prayers, purification, sacrifices and two music pavilions. There are also separate temples for the son of Sasanoo, Okinonusi and for the god Tendazin. The buildings in the bay are connected by covered underground passages, and a wooden, red bridge leads to land.

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16 years ago
Mam Pytanie, czy ktoś może mi powiedzieć czym sie charakteryzuje Japoński styl Shinto?? I jak by wyglądał japoński zapis "Świątynia Itsukusima" Hiraganie labo kanji ??
JuStYnA ;P
JuStYnA ;P
16 years ago
dzieki za strone oczywiscie pomogla w geografi ;p
18 years ago
Torii..najpiekniejsze jakie moze byc w Japonii.Itsukusima dla Sasanoo,Okinonusi,Tendzin..slowa staja sie zbyteczne.
Gradoo (L)
Gradoo (L)
18 years ago
Spoko moze byc . czy to nie bylo w mortal kombat??
18 years ago
dzięki tej str odrobię zadanko z geografii.....hehe dzięx...a ta budowla jest spooooko tak jak wszystko co japońskie :P:D:D:D
Chani Atryda
Chani Atryda
20 years ago
wspaniala budowla z czerwonego rewna^^wypas
20 years ago
Ta budowla jest jedna z rzeczy które kojaza się z Japonia,jest piekna i wspaniała , poprostu gratulacje

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