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A torii is a traditional Japanese gate in shinto shrine. This is a symbol of Japanese religion shinto.

A Japanese Torii at Itsukushima Shrine, a Shinto shrine in Hiroshima Prefecture.

Some torii have tablets with writing mounted between the crossbars and may have shimenawa rope. Traditionally, torii are made of wood or stone. Recently, torii are made of steel and stainless steel.[1]

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  1. "Historical Items about Japan" (May 11, 2007). Michelle Jarboe. Retrieved 7 August, 2021