Question: What is written on the torii?

One of the most well-known comes from Japanese mythology. In Japanese mythology, there is a story called Ama-no-iwato. The deities of Japan are thought to reside beyond the tree near where birds sit, resulting in the name torii. Torii is written with the characters for bird and reside in kanji characters.

What is marked by a torii?

A torii (Japanese: 鳥居, [to. ɾi. i]) is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to the sacred. Fushimi Inari-taisha in Kyoto has thousands of such torii, each bearing the donors name.

Is Inari a boy or girl?

Inari has been depicted both as male and as female. The most popular representations of Inari, according to scholar Karen Ann Smyers, are a young female food goddess, an old man carrying rice, and an androgynous bodhisattva.

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