This glorious Torii Shinto Gateway to Heaven is located in Naples, FL. It elevates the rear entry energy by marking the property that borders on the Water Element. To Japanese in ancient Feng Shui this entrance declares you are leaving the mundane or common world and entering the Sacred or Heavenly world when you pass through this portal, into the Sacred Space of their home or shrine.
Torii Shinto may be found in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torii
The Japanese term Torii Shinto is a traditional Japanese gate commonly found at the entry to a Shinto shrine although it can be found at Buddhist temples as well.
Torii mark the transition from the sacred (the shrine) to the profane (the normal world). A person who has been successful in business often donates a Torii in gratitude.
Torii gates mark the entrance to Sacred Space in Japan. A shrine may have many Torii, and the first of the Torii is called the ichi no torii, or “first torii”. Torii that are found farther into the shrine represent increasing levels of holiness as one nears the inner sanctuary of the shrine.
Passing underneath a torii on the way to visit a shrine is, along with washing one’s hands and mouth with water, an act of sanctification and purification before approaching the kami or spirits to pray. Learn more about kami at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kami
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Torii Shinto Art does not have to be near a Water Element. It can be at either front or back entryways to make Heavenly Entrances, and built out of many types and styles of wood. Create your own Torii Shinto for Heavenly Entrance into your Sacred Space.
The Shinto may be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinto. It explains the spiritual practices associated with the Torii shrine.
In Frisco, TX. the Torii Shinto is used as a decorative gate in an exclusive housing community. These people believe it will bring Heavenly Good Luck to them.
I recently saw in Dallas just the Torii Shinto Arch elongated about 10 feet wide and set up as a framework for a double swing set for a toddler on one side and an old tire swing on the other side for the older child so both could enjoy the swinging simultaneously. What a delightful idea!
The Internet has plans if you search and concepts to bring you a Torii Shinto of your own for Good Luck. Each one makes a completely different statement. If you love Feng Shui then you will love this.
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