Definition of Torii

1. the gateway of a Japanese temple [n TORII]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Torii

torets
toreumatography
toreumatology
toreutic
toreutics
torfel
torfer
torfere
torgoch
torgochs
tori
toric
toric lens
torics
tories
torii (current term)
torikumi
torikumi-hyo
torilto
torinaoshi
torit
torive
torlike
torma
tormas
torment
tormenta
tormented
tormentedly
tormenter

Literary usage of Torii

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Japan, Its History, Arts and Literature by Frank Brinkley (1902)
"(Son of the fourth torii Kiyomitsu.) U. torii Kiyomasa. (Son of torii Kiyo- ... (Son of torii Kiyomasa) U. torii Kiyomitsu. (Grandson of torii Kiyomasa. ..."

2. The Masters of Ukioye: A Complete Historical Description of Japanese by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa, William H. Ketcham (1896)
"We have here a strong example of the torii analogue of this date. The pale reds have faded; ... This print is the fine torii analogue of the last. ..."

3. Impressions of Ukiyo-ye: The School of the Japanese Colour-print Artists by Dora Amsden (1905)
"... The School of torii. The Printers' Branch of Ukiyo-yc. HE torii School was pre-eminently the exponent of the drama. ..."

4. An American Cruiser in the East: Travels and Studies in the Far East : the by John Donaldson Ford (1898)
"Scarlet or unpainted wooden torii marked the temple path, which ends in a grove of fine old trees. The ,great towering chimney of modern bricks sent its ..."

5. Things Japanese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan for by Basil Hall Chamberlain (1891)
"The torii gradually assumed the character of a general symbol of Shinto, and the number ... Mr Aston, in his Japanese Grammar, derives torii, not from tori, ..."

6. Japan at First Hand: Her Islands, Their People, the Picturesque, the Real by Joseph Ignatius Constantine Clarke (1918)
"... and its torii in the sea— Fascinations of the Inland Sea—Stark majesty of the rock- sown Korean Archipelago—Curious trip to Matsushima— Extraordinary ..."

7. Terry's Japanese Empire by Thomas Philip Terry (1914)
"The torii. Shinto Architecture (comp. p. ccxiv), though somewhat picturesque, is trivial and without character —• lacking solidity, beauty, and durability. ..."

8. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior Including by Isabella Lucy Bird (1888)
"Lunch in Public—A Grotesque Accident—Police Inquiries—Man or Woman? —A Melancholy Stare—A Vicious Horse—An Ill-favoured Town—A Disappointment—A torii. ..."

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