“Gate to the Spirit World”
Acrylic on Canvas – June 2016
The common red gates we see in Japanese culture are associated with the Shinto religion and are called Tori Gates. The red ones mark the start of the Shinto shrine where the world as we know it stops and the spirit world begins. The actual linking gate itself is typically made of stone rather than the red wooden one. However, I just find them utterly striking.
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