A chip in the Torii

A chip in the Torii

I’ve always said how much I love how Japan preserves their history and culture. From traditions all the way to structures. But as old as many structures are, some of them will show a bit of wear and tear. Much like this particular torii at the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto. A big chunk was taken clean out of the wood and considering how clean the other torii around it were, this really stood out to me. It stood out to me so much that I found it quite interesting. I started thinking about how long this torii was, how was it damaged, how long has it been damaged and how long will it be before it’s repaired? And most of all, it had me thinking about where the missing chunk was. After spending some time thinking about this and before continuing along the path, I decided to take a shot of it. I wonder if this torii will still be missing its chunk on my next visit there. I guess only time will tell.

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