The great Torii is the boundary between the spirit and the human world.
The first Otorii of Itsukushima Shrine was constructed in 1168 and was built about 200 meters offshore.
The torii of Itsukushima Shrine, the site's most recognizable landmark, appears to float in the water.
Height: About :16.6 Meters
Weight: About: 60 Tons
Height of the pillar: 13.4 Meters
Circumference of the pillar: 9.9 Meters
Length of the roof: 24.2 Meters
- Main pillar: Naturally grown camphor tree, approximately 500 to 600 years old, resistant to rotting and protected from insect invasion.
- Sleeve pillars (Sodebashira): naturally grown cedar
- Roof: Cypress bark thatching
Architectual style: 4 smaller torii (supporting the main pillars with 4 smaller pillars) The present image was buit in 1547, during reconstruction.
Distance from Itsukushima Shrine:
From Haiden, the main prayer hall: 212.7 Meters
From the Hitasaki Lantern: 173.4 Meters
Date of construction: The present greatTorii was built in 1875, and is the eighth Otorii in history.
March 1st, 2018
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