The floating Torii Gate by 888rachel

The floating Torii Gate

It is very special to see this Torii at high tide, when it appears to be floating.
From the internet :
The great Torii is the boundary between the spirit and the human worlds.
The first Otorii of Itsukushima Shrine was constructed in 1168 and was built about 200 meters offshore.
The vermilion color of the shrine and of the O-torii is considered to keep evil spirits away. As for Itsukushima Shrine, the shrine buildings are coated with vermilion lacquer, which is also efficient as protection from corrosion.
I am just so struck by how so much of the architecture looks like Japanese writing. I had wondered about the orange color. In our part of the world, blue is said to keep away evil spirits.
July 28th, 2017  
Thanks for the information to go with your great image. It sure is a very interesting gate.
July 28th, 2017  
Magnificent Gateway. You were lucky to be there when the tide was in! FAV
July 28th, 2017  
Great information with this lovely capture !
July 28th, 2017  
Beautiful and thank you for sharing the information Rachel :)
July 28th, 2017  
Thanks for the information, lovely shot.
July 28th, 2017  
Wonderful shot with such a striking structure in the foreground. Thanks for the information too, enjoyed reading it.
July 28th, 2017  
Fantastic Rachel!
July 29th, 2017  
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