found at Shinto shrines, a Torii Gate demarcates the overlap between our world and the world of spirits (kami). These places of overlap are where people and kami can most easily interact.
Torii gates, such as the Itsukushima Shrine
are quite large. The Joi Konpurekkusu Pocket Torii is, well pocket sized. It's neat to have on a desk or maybe a fishtank or as a travel companion to photograph at places you visit around the world. See below for more information on my #JoiTorii Project.
Joi Konpurekkusu Pocket Torii is a whimsical pocket sized interpretation of Torii that pays homage to traditional forms. The top beam, the kasagi, is reinforced underneath by a second horizontal lintel called the shimaki. Finally the intersecting beam, the nuki, connects the two main pillars, or hashira, each of which curve upward.
Joi Konpurekkusu Torii Nomenclature
Please use your little Torii as a traveling companion. Photograph the Joi Konpurekkusu Torii around the world! Use the #JoiTorii
hashtag on social media!
Torii Travel Photos:
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