Why is Japanese Torii so Durable and Strong ?
While pictures of two Japanese Toriis that apparently survived 1945 atomic bomb attack and 2011 easrthquake, circulate on social media, everyone now wonder the secret behind their durability and strength.
What is Japanese Torii ?
A torii is a traditional Japanese gate, most commonly installed at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine. It symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to the sacred, and is a spot where kami (spirits) are welcomed and thought to travel through.
What are Japanese Toriis Made From ?
While wood and stone were the classic choices for crafting torii gates, modern times have seen them built with reinforced concrete, copper, and even stainless steel.