Saturday, 24 November 2012

Torii in the snow

Torii are the two red columns with orizontal structure that are the symbolic gate of a temple in Japan, usually are made of wood and somethimes in concrete. This are the gate of the oldest and most important jinja, temple in Kitakata, Teramachi district, that means district of the temple, that is called also tera. In this photo taken at the end of December, there is little snow and a warm late afthernoon sun, perfect for a walk around gardens. This was my first Winter in Japan in 2004.