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Torii literally means "a perch for birds".


A torii is commonly found at the entrance of a shrine. Torii marks as a gate between a sacred area and the mundane area. There are several colores of torii but most of them are colored red. Fushimi Inari shrine is very famous for having many red colored torii. Those who have been successful in business often donate a torii gate as a form of gratitude.

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